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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 ...
Happy NP Week 2012! This year, we are recognizing nurse practitioners across the country with the AANP theme, ''Your Partner in Health.'' We'd love to know what your facility is doing to celebrate. Send your photos and stories of your festivities to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in our Comments & Feedback column online and in print. ...
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 ...
Day 2 began with a talk by Captain Paul S. Hammer, director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychologial Health and TBI, which inspired many NPs. Hammer brought tears to many in the crowd as he made his plea to NPs to educate themselves on the very unique cultural characteristics of servicemen and -women when treating ...
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, ...
If you're not chatting with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn,
''like'', ''follow'' and ''connect'' with us and start sharing in the
conversations! If you are, keep following and spread the word!
This week, our social media sites exploded with great
comments from our readers. Here are some of the highlights, copied verbatim and
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 ...
On this final morning of the 4th Annual Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference 2011, what strikes me most about this conference is how it has grown and evolved. Three years ago, around 100 DNP graduates and students gathered for a small networking and sharing conference that offered a modest, yet good, variety of presentations to attend and ...
Nursing Economics just posted an advance copy of an article that will be published in its September/October issue, and it's easy to understand why. All advanced practice nurses will rejoice in this systematic review of literature published between 1990 and 2008, which concludes what NPs, CNSs, CNMs and CRNAs have known all along: They ...