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  • Career Prospects

    This week let's have a look at what is currently going on in the NP job market. Whether you are graduating this spring or looking for a new job there are few things happening that could have an impact your job search.  My sources in the industry are telling me that while jobs are plentiful, so are the number of applicants for each job. I am ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on April 29, 2015
  • Choosing the Right References

    Okay new grads, let’s talk about references.  If you are graduating soon and looking for your first job you are probably wondering who you should choose to be your references.  Who makes the best references? In order to choose the persons who will provide the best reference we must first understand what information will be ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on April 15, 2015
  • 5 Tips for Landing the Right Job After Graduation

    Did you know that an alarming number of new graduates will be looking for a different job before they have finished one year at their first job?  Your first job after graduation ought to be a positive experience and not have you out combing the job ads for something better. There are a number of reasons new grads become dissatisfied and ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on April 1, 2015
  • Showcasing Your Experience as a New Grad

    It's spring! And that means one thing - New Grads. I am going to devote my next few blogs to the graduating class of 2015.  First, let's talk about communicating experience on your resume. New Grads have 2 common misconceptions. Until I have my first NP or PA job I have no experience.  If you believe this you are selling ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on March 18, 2015
  • Q& A with Dr. Debra: More on Rashes

    When starting in dermatology, most people look for the dermatology books with pictures and treatment. However, some skip the step of understanding what is happening in the skin and the reason for the morphology seen. Once again, I will recommend the Principles of Dermatology by Lookingbill and Marks. It is helpful to get the principles of ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on November 6, 2014
  • Q&A with Dr. Debra: Breaking into Dermatology

    I graduate FNP school next year and I am interested in Dermatology.  I do not have any experience in this area.  Who would be a good contact to learn how to get into the field? I get this question submitted to the NADNP website many times. It is a difficult question because dermatology is so difficult to find an opportunity. The best ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on July 3, 2014
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – July 23, 2012

    Last week, New Grad NP blogger Samantha Damren posted the struggle she encounters working with multiple physicians: memorizing the preferences and practices of each. On Facebook, reader Amber said, ''20 in my emergency physician group ... can get frustrating!'' On our blog, more readers weighed in. Here are some of their ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 23, 2012
  • Where the Need Is Greatest

    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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 6, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – June 18, 2012

    On Facebook 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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 18, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – June 11, 2012

    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. On Facebook 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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 11, 2012