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Nurse Practitioner Week is November 9-15, 2014 and as of 2014, there are more than 192,000 NPs in the US. That's up from 140,000 in 2010 - a huge jump that is expected to rise to 244,000 by 2025!
Since I first entered my master's NP program, I have been involved with my local chapter of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. I have had so ...
Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) first made headlines, a frequent topic in the media has been the shortage of primary care providers (PCPs) to accommodate the influx of newly insured patients. At the time of its implementation, it was estimated that there would be a shortfall of 45,000 to 60,000 PCPs to provide care for the millions of newly ...
In the past week, we shared the
that the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Nurse
Practitioners plan to merge. With 28 Facebook ''likes''
and many ''shares,'' it seems NPs support the decision. On our blog
post readers are responding with positive comments, too. Cathy said, ''It's about time. This was
This week, ADVANCE for
NPs & PAs editorial staff members Jen Ford and Kelly Wolfgang attended
the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Conference 2012 in Orlando,
Florida. We updated our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the
week with pictures, recaps, details of sessions and more!
On Facebook, we
shared pictures of many of ...
On Facebook, we had a lot of great comments from readers across the
country. In response to our Career Coach
article ''Middle of What?'' addressing concerns of the term ''mid-level provider,''
readers expressed their views. ''We are midlevels? Midway between who or what?
Dislike the term! Sounds as though we are only mediocre in what we do, ...
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Editor's note: This post was written by Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, an adult nurse practitioner who practices at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.
The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) has joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden in the ''Joining ...
This week, readers of ADVANCE
for NPs & PAs let us know their opinions on many posts, comments and
our readers liked career development tips, the newest practices in skincare, NP
certification information and the latest posts from our various bloggers. We also
article discussing the growing ...
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we posted the article ''Organizing and Investing to Expand Primary Care
Availability with Nurse Practitioners'' by Peter J. Levin and Rick Bateman from Journal of Community Health to our ...
At the start of 2011, we published an article describing the job outlook for NPs and PAs this year. Based on our research and interviews with workforce experts, we crafted a headline for that article using the term ''changing landscape,'' and our cover image depicted an NP or PA partially protected by an umbrella. The expectation was that 2011 ...
Q: What is your view of certification exams for DNP graduates?
A: Regarding certification of APRNs, AACN supports national certification for all APRNs but currently does not recognize a certification exam that distinguishes between the master’s-level competencies and advanced DNP competencies. Currently, there is no national certification ...