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  • Preparing for the PANCE

    Every day was Groundhog Day. Well, to be fair it was early January but, like the 1993 Bill Murray comedy, I felt like I was stuck in a time loop. The high of my graduation ceremony had worn off weeks ago, so I made like a retired snowbird and headed south to Florida for the winter. I camped at my mother's house while I waited for the next ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on January 24, 2013
  • Becoming an NP Online

    Last month during the lull of winter break, I had a sudden fear that I would not be able to find a job after graduation. I guess it was because of the lull, no case studies to do, clinical hours completed for the semester, and final grade deemed passing, that I had the time to contemplate a life after school. This month, as my classes resume ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on January 21, 2013
  • Facing the Boards

    I really felt prepared. I had done a review course by a company that claims a pass rate of 99%. I had also studied a very well-known study guide, in addition to listening to 2 sets of CDs (one of them for the last year!). I then took 2 ''predictor'' examinations with decent scores that were predictive of me passing Boards. My morning was ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on January 17, 2013
  • Writing a Readable Resume

    Job seekers always ask me what they can do to make their resumes stand out and get noticed. Today, I will put on my recruiter/employer hat and offer you a few suggestions to make your resume more effective.  When I give your resume its first look there are basically 3 things that I need to see and see quickly. Your education. I ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on January 16, 2013
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking: Comments & Feedback

    Each month, ADVANCE for NPs & PAs compiles your comments on the latest issues in our Comments & Feedback column. We'd love to hear from you with topics of concern, the latest news for NPs & PAs, what your state organizations are up to, or anything else that piques your interest. Below are three of our latest Comments & ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on January 14, 2013
  • In Print or Online? You Choose.

    Last week, Newsweek published its final print issue. As a magazine enthusiast (I subscribe to many, I've studied them, and I work for one), I was saddened to hear the news. I remember a time when finding one of my favorite magazines in the mail meant I would be sitting on the couch for the rest of the night to read it from cover to ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on January 4, 2013
  • Social Media Tips

    Happy New Year! Is your resolution for 2013 to start or increase your social networking skills? If you have been meaning to get a more active online presence this year, I have 5 quick tips for you. Keep it positive. Current and potential employers now regularly check the internet to see what you might be doing online. Negative comments ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on January 2, 2013
  • New Grad Work History

    Dear Career Coach: I will be graduating this May as a new nurse practitioner. I am concerned about the advice not to skip dates because it may cause my application to be rejected by HR computer systems. Before beginning my studies I had no direct health care experience and so I am unsure about how to make a resume that doesn't have a big gap ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on December 5, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Practice Models, International Medicine, Dermatology, NP Bloggers Needed

    On www.advanceweb.com/NPPA, our most commented articles were: Teams, Practice Models and Patients: ''As a full time clinician my team and I have been doing outcomes research on an interdisciplinary model of stroke rounds in an acute care setting. The four habits mentioned in this article we have used in our model. In fact I recently took a ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on December 3, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – NP Week, Mississippi Regulation, Preceptors

    We hope you had a great NP Week 2012! What did you do to celebrate? Send your photos, stories and more to kwolfgang@advanceweb.com and be included in our January Comments & Feedback column. On Twitter, we retweeted a few great NP week photos. If you're not our Twitter fan yet, head over to our page to see the great things NPs and PAs ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on November 19, 2012