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  • Thinking Bigger

    As I follow legislative and policy issues I see a theme. I call it the ''I'll have what they are having!'' approach. In addition to working toward full practice authority, we put a great deal of effort into making sure that existing policy law is inclusive of advanced practice providers. We are making strides at the federal level toward securing ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on June 1, 2016
  • DNPs & the Legislative Process

    As we move through the legislative session in Virginia, I am reminded that there are multiple sides to each issue. As an APRN, I have worked in ''green'' states with full practice authority (FPA) and ''red'' states with restrictive practice regulations. The uphill battle to gain FPA in Virginia is constantly blocked by the Medical Society of ...
    Posted to DNP Discussions (Weblog) on February 17, 2016
  • Q & A with Dr. Debra: NADNP

    Dear Dr. Shelby, My name is Ligita Centorino. I am a family nurse practitioner student in Phoenix, Arizona. I was researching NP national organizations and I was impressed to learn about your developed organization. I have chosen to promote your organization in my school, however, I have some additional questions I was not able to find answers on ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on August 28, 2014
  • What History Teaches Us About the Future

    Although a 10th grade history teacher sparked my interest in history through asking provocative questions, that interest remained dormant for many years. Other than occasionally surfing the History Channel, I didn’t know what a history enthusiast was… That all changed when I married my husband. My husband arrived with many book shelves full ...
    Posted to DNP Discussions (Weblog) on July 9, 2014
  • This Nurses Week, Examine Your Message

    For as long as I can remember, nursing has been one of the most trusted professions. We should be very proud of that status -- it's not easy to gain the trust of the public, much less mange to hold on to that trust year after year. We have never campaigned or actively sought out this designation, instead we earned it by simply doing our jobs day ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on May 7, 2014
  • A Sample Dermatology Protocol

      Many nurse practitioners have asked me about dermatology protocols. They are no different from other protocols and should be an outline of your practice agreement with your supervising or collaborating physician. These protocols should remain broad and general, but list important and specific aspects of your practice like prescribing ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on April 14, 2014
  • The Providers of ‘No'

    Ready for my rant? Over the past year or two, I've noticed an increase in physician groups engaging in negative campaigning directed toward NPs. Could it have always been present but I just hadn't noticed? Or is the negativity a reaction to the numerous bills that have been introduced in several states to remove barriers and allow fully ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on March 6, 2014
  • 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
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