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  • Empowering NPs & PAs

    This is really hard for me to say but here it goes: we should thank the ladies of ''The View.'' In an ironic twist of fate that snarky remark insulting the Miss America with her ''doctor's stethoscope'' has unintentionally done more to advance the image of nursing profession than the pageant contestant they were mocking. Not only did the entire ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on September 23, 2015
  • 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 Discussions (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 Discussions (Weblog) on June 25, 2014
  • This is what a DNP does: Change Practice

    Work calls attended to. Check. Three-and-a-half-year-old down for his nap. Check. Casserole in the oven for dinner. Check. Let's see... oh yes, time for blogging. I'm new to blogging, but not quite as new at being a DNP. Back in 2003 when I investigated universities with an interest in pursuing my practice doctorate, there were very few in the ...
    Posted to DNP Discussions (Weblog) on May 27, 2014
  • Thanks for Your Feedback!

    It's been about one month since we sent the first issue of Nurse Practitioner Perspective to the printer. In my editorial in that issue, I invited readers to share their thoughts about this magazine, which we hoped would stand out as a unique resource for NPs and DNPs. Your feedback tells me that we hit the mark: Congratulations ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on April 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
  • AANP Conference Heats Up Las Vegas

    It wasn't the 100 degree weather that had Las Vegas hot this June - it was the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Conference, held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. More than 5,500 NPs gathered in Sin City for the first-ever joint event of the newly formed American Association of Nurse Practitioners - the combined effort ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 2, 2013
  • 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 – 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
  • Healthcare Jobs: Nursing and Healthcare IT on the Rise

    As healthcare providers grapple with the historic June 28 Supreme Court Decision upholding the Affordable Care Act, one thing seems to be clear: it is going to create more jobs. With an estimated 30 million people gaining healthcare insurance coverage as a result of the new law, the healthcare system is already gearing up to accommodate the huge ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on August 8, 2012
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