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  • NPs & PAs Are Talking - The Silver Lining of Nursing

    Last week, NP & PA Student blogger Terry Clarke shared his concerns over the status of nursing. ''I am currently in a class called ‘Societal Forces' as a precursor to my first semester of advanced assessment in the Adult/Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track. The teachers are passionate and well informed. The speakers are excellent, but ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on December 17, 2012
  • A Grim Outlook on Nursing

    I am currently in a  class called ''Societal Forces'' as a precursor to my first semester of advanced assessment in the Adult/Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track. The teachers are passionate and well informed. The speakers are excellent, but the subject matter...The subject matter is frankly depressing. The class theme seems to ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on December 10, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – NP Residencies, Practice Barriers, Salary, Election

    ADVANCE for NPs & PAs staff is bracing for Hurricane Sandy near Philadelphia, Pa. today, and we wish the best to all those along the East coast who are suffering from the storm's damage. Across the country, NPs and PAs are still heating up our communities with the latest in healthcare. On our article ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 29, 2012
  • An NP Student Reflects on Healthcare Reform

    I know, I know. You're all probably thinking that if you see another blog about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, you are going to need an emesis basin. Since the healthcare reform package was upheld by the Supreme Court, healthcare is back in the news and on the minds, lips and keyboards of just about everyone. I will attempt to ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on July 9, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – June 4, 2012

    On Facebook, we had a lot of great comments from readers across the country. In response to our Career Coach article ''Middle of What?'' addressing concerns of the term ''mid-level provider,'' readers expressed their views. ''We are midlevels? Midway between who or what? Dislike the term! Sounds as though we are only mediocre in what we do, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 4, 2012
  • A Clinic Absorbed by a Healthcare System

    What I most enjoy about the clinic in Aurora is its leisurely pace and the luxury of time with each patient — time to go beyond social niceties and actually learn something about them, time to delve into other factors that might mitigate the presenting complaint, time for more than the cursory patient instruction. My preceptor can never be accused ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on August 25, 2011
  • Employers Take Note

    By Renee Dahring, MSN, NP If you read my blog regularly, you know that I often write about the importance of a clear, concise resume that contains all the critical elements employers want to see. That is your responsibility as a job seeker. If employers don't find the information they need in your resume, they won't call you. This week I will ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on July 20, 2011
  • Your Attitude Matters to Your Job Search

    Here we are at the end of 2010.  I heard on the news the other day that we have now had the longest period of high unemployment since the end of the World War II.  As a nation we now have a new chronic condition - chronic unemployment.   Generally those of us in the healthcare arena remain blessedly untouched during economic ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on December 30, 2010
  • The Replacements

    This past week I had the pleasure of spending the day lecturing for one of the FNP programs in town. The experience was not a new one for me, but it was different in that I was ''it'' for the whole class day. I enjoyed myself very much, and my feedback has been positive to date. As I prepared for this posting I thought about this experience and ...
    Posted to NP Practice Owners (Weblog) on March 16, 2009
  • A Radical Economic Stimulus

    Today's Minneapolis Star Tribune features a guest editorial with an intriguing but radical proposal for stimulating economic recovery: Pay off all federally backed student loans. Wy Spano, director of the Masters of Advocacy and Political Leadership Program at the University of Minnesota in Duluth, argues in this editorial that college graduates ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on January 29, 2009