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  • Celebrating NP Week!

    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 ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on November 10, 2014
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – NP Week, NP/PA Education

    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 kwolfgang@advanceweb.com to be featured in our Comments & Feedback column online and in print. ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on November 12, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – July 9, 2012

    In the past week, we shared the news 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 so ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 9, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – June 25, 2012

    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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 25, 2012
  • AANP 2012 Conference in Orlando Day 2

    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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 21, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – June 4, 2012

    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, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 4, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – April 16, 2012

    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 without ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on April 16, 2012
  • First NP Job: Something to Celebrate

    On Monday, October 17, 2011, I started my NP job at the Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health Department. Over the 5 days of my first week on the job, I rotated to all three HDs in the district and attended the October 17th grand opening of Martin County HD’s grant-funded satellite clinic in Oak City, North Carolina. I will be the sole primary ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on December 29, 2011
  • Response to the DNP Certification Exam

    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 ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on September 30, 2011
  • Live From the 4th Annual Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference

    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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on September 30, 2011
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