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Sometimes being the first of your kind is exciting, and sometimes it can be daunting and confusing. When I received my DNP I felt empowered, but I did not know where I would find my niche in an organization where there were no other doctoral-prepared NPs or PAs. My niche became a satellite clinic where I am the sole provider for health services to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
Across the country, NPs and PAs are still heating up our
communities with the latest in healthcare. On our article ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...