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Terry Clarke, student nurse here. I am in an accelerated nurse practitioner program at UMASS Worcester. We just finished our year-long RN BSN equivalency. I've been feeling like a hand-stamped 18-year-old at a bar, able to join the conversations but not order a beer. As my NCLEX draws nigh, I finally feel competent to write about this experience. ...
So now that the basic tenets of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are moving forward, who is going to provide all that primary care? A lot of people are counting on you to do it. But recent studies and surveys show that NPs and PAs are shifting to specialties and subspecialties at a fast clip. In response, thought leaders and family ...
this week, we shared some photos
from the AAPA IMPACT 2012 conference in Toronto. Our fans loved to ''meet'' NP
&PA Student Blog blogger Caroline
Pilgrim, a first-time AAPA conference attendee. Caroline wrote about her
experience at the conference and shared some of her own great photos in her blog
post this week. Did you ...
The first full week of June has been an exciting one for NPs
and PAs! Across our Facebook, Twitter
and LinkedIn pages, readers weighed in on the top issues.
this week, we discussed the recent DNP Answers blog
post ''Time Management for a DNP Degree.'' Blogger Lisa Chism, NP, explained
the difficulties of balancing DNP ...
Finding a preceptor was one of the most difficult things I have had to do thus far on my journey to becoming a family nurse practitioner. I believe what made this so difficult is dealing with the rejection - and sometimes rudeness - that I encountered. I also felt helpless, since this is the only part of my education that is out of my control.
We sat in silence for what seemed an eternity. Her face was still, and she was holding back tears. She was uncomfortable. I was, too. Awkward silence engulfed us like dense, heavy fog. You could cut the atmosphere with a knife. I tried filling the air with chatter: ''Nice shoes,'' I said.
What's the meaning of silence? Is it just an empty space ...
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This week, our social media sites exploded with great comments from our readers. Here are some of the highlights, copied verbatim and without ...
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
When I became an NP student, there was no making a couple of adjustments to create a serene and everlasting balance between school and all the other things I have going on in my life. Instead, finding balance has been an ongoing, everyday process. It is often downright exhausting and many times I feel it's never completely achieved.
There are ...
Health system analysts and assorted other parties have been forecasting a primary care physician shortage for quite some time. An article published recently in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons predicts two additional shortfalls that could affect patient access to care: nurse practitioners and physician ...