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  • NPs as PCPs

    Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) first made headlines, a frequent topic in the media has been the shortage of primary care providers (PCPs) to accommodate the influx of newly insured patients. At the time of its implementation, it was estimated that there would be a shortfall of 45,000 to 60,000 PCPs to provide care for the millions of newly ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on August 27, 2014
  • Health Policy or Politics?

    The most recent 2014 legislative session was one of excitement and of woes. We saw states like Connecticut, New York and Minnesota get full practice authority legislation signed into law. With the exception of Nebraska's law that was passed unanimously then vetoed by the governor, the 2014 session saw a lot of progress made toward achieving more ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on June 25, 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 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
  • 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
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – May 7, 2012

    This week, readers of ADVANCE for NPs & PAs let us know their opinions on many posts, comments and articles. On Facebook, our readers liked career development tips, the newest practices in skincare, NP certification information and the latest posts from our various bloggers. We also posted an article discussing the growing ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on May 7, 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 & PAs Unionize in California

    About 80 physicians, dentists, NPs and PAs have voted to unionize 13 clinics that make up the Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC) in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys near Los Angeles. The healthcare providers voted to join the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, according to a March 4 article at the UAPD website and an ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on March 9, 2011
  • Healthy People 2020

    Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius announced the Healthy People 2020 initiative on Dec. 2.  According to  Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, ''This milestone in disease prevention and health promotion creates an opportunity to leverage information technology to make Healthy People come alive for all Americans in their ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on February 9, 2011
  • 'Painful Prescribing' - Still Hurts

    We heard from Maine nurse practitioner Virginia LaNoce, who surrendered her NP license to the Board of Nursing after several complaints about her prescribing practices. Read our first story here. We also reported that she was heading back to practice. But that doesn't seem to be in the cards just yet. LaNoce's license was reinstated early this ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on April 23, 2010
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