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  • 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
  • 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
  • Firepower for All APNs

    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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 26, 2011
  • Head of the Home

     The common and rousing thread in many sessions at last week's NAPNAP conference (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners) was the call to action on healthcare reform, specifically the provisions for healthcare medical homes. The legislation contains language authorizing the creation of demonstration projects for this model, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on April 22, 2010
  • Maine State Rep. - an NP - Introduces Bill

    Anne Perry, NP, is a representative in the state government of Maine, and she has introduced legislation that will remove language referring to physician delegation of nurse practitioners in Maine. Maine NPs have had independent practice authority for years, but some ambiguous language still remains in statute. Hear Perry comment on the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on December 29, 2009
  • 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
  • Nurse Practitioners Are the Answer

    The American Academy of Nursing hosted a conference call on Friday, May 8, 2009 with statements from hard-hitting nurse practitioner advocates who spoke up on behalf of NPs as a crucial part of our evolving healthcare system. The goal of the call was to make a public case for NPs that will influence healthcare ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on May 11, 2009
  • NP Popularity Is Growing

    Last year, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell signed into law a bill that expands the role of the NP in the state. Nurse practitioners in Pennsylvania still work under a collaborative practice agreement in the state, so it is still difficult to work in underserved areas, but NPs are becoming more respected by the general public. An article ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on May 8, 2008