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  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – NP Residencies, Practice Barriers, Salary, Election

    ADVANCE for NPs & PAs staff is bracing for Hurricane Sandy near Philadelphia, Pa. today, and we wish the best to all those along the East coast who are suffering from the storm's damage. Across the country, NPs and PAs are still heating up our communities with the latest in healthcare. On our article ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 29, 2012
  • Retail Clinics Cashing in on Aesthetics

    It was recently brought to my attention that a popular health clinic is targeting (pun intended) cosmetic patients. Target Clinics, which provide convenient healthcare to numerous patients, are now offering certain cosmetic services. Listed on the Target Clinics website under services known as ''cosmetic prescriptions consultations,'' the clinics ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on October 9, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – PA-Owned Clinics, NP Certification, NPs in the Military

    Last week, a reader commented with praise for both NPs and PAs on our 2012 National Salary Survey of NPs & PAs. ''I am proud to see PAs and NPs getting along in the medical field. Both are great professions. I was an RN for 13 years prior to becoming a PA. I have been a PA for 8 years. I chose PA, because in 2001, NPs were basically ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on September 10, 2012
  • The Little Clinic That Could

    Life has really settled down a little over 5 months into my job at the Martin County Health Department and my little satellite clinic in Oak City. As mentioned in previous posts, the Oak City Clinic was renovated from a little firehouse by a $56,000 grant from the GoldenLeaf Foundation. There was little money for necessary accoutrements so ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on June 14, 2012
  • Facebook Feedback: Private Practice

    If you're not following us on Facebook, ''like'' us and start sharing in the conversations! If you are, keep following and spread the word! This week, 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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on March 22, 2012
  • NPs, You Can Help Prevent ER Overcrowding

    A recent op-ed in The Washington Post calls for prevention of an unmanageable influx of newly insured patients to emergency departments. In Keeping Routine Medical Care Out of Hospital Emergency Rooms, Jennifer Brokaw, an emergency department physician, makes several very sensible suggestions for solutions, two of which point directly toward nurse ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on May 24, 2010
  • Reimbursement in Convenient Care

    We had a reader ask us about whether it was difficult to obtain insurance reimbursement when running a convenient care clinic. So, for the answer we went to the source, Bette Tucker, NP, who owns Express Care Clinic in Lincoln, Neb., and wrote an article in ADVANCE about opening the clinic: Opening a Retail Clinic. Here's what Bette has to ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on May 7, 2010
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Says NPs Are the Solution

    Writing in today's issue of USA Today, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell champions nurse practitioners as the means to universal access to healthcare. Together with Tine Hansen-Turton, who is CEO of the National Nursing Centers Consortium headquartered in Philadelphia, Rendell argues that the projected primary care physician shortage could thwart ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on August 31, 2009
  • NP Free Clinic Sees More Uninsured

    Nurse practitioner Sandi Shanahan operates a nonprofit clinic in Annapolis, Maryland. Her clinic, Shanahan Children's Clinic, offers health care at whatever cost patients can afford. In an article published on hometownannapolis.com yesterday, she talks about the increase in patient visits as unemployment and uninsurance ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on March 18, 2009
  • Franchising Opportunity for NPs

    Roadside Medical Clinic + Labs provides retail health care to drivers in the trucking industry, including DOT physicals, wellness programs, sleep apnea studies, and nutritional products in Pilot Travel Center locations. Pilot is the largest operator of travel centers in the United States, with more than 300 locations ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on February 11, 2009