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  • 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
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Election, AANP-ACNP Merger, Webinars, CE/CME

    With the election just one day away, political reporting is at a fever pitch. At ADVANCE, we have compiled extensive coverage of healthcare's role in the election. If you haven't done so yet, browse our articles for some last-minute information on the candidates and more. We will also be compiling your reactions to the election results. If you'd ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on November 5, 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
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – NPs & Nurse Veterans, New PA Organization, Primary Care

    Have you visited our blogs lately? Last week, new NPs and nurse veterans battled on the value of floor experience. Our NP & PA Student blogger Terry Clarke, currently enrolled in a fast track NP program, expressed his views on what experienced nurses have going for them and what they still have to learn. Here are a few of the comments your ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 22, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Facebook Fans, Presidential Election, NP Students, Expansion of the PA Profession

    Our ADVANCE for NPs & PAs community is always growing and providing better feedback every week. Our social media goal this week is to hit 2,000 fans on Facebook. We're only 28 ''likes'' away! If you're not already following us, make sure to check out our page and let us know what you think. If you are, share our page with your colleagues and ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 15, 2012
  • Students vs. The Nurse Veteran

    In an accelerated NP program, newly-minted nurses often find themselves in graduate-level classes with people who have been in the profession for most of their lives. I just passed the NCLEX two weeks ago -- hang on -- I can't hold it in. Hire me! I'm great! Anyone in the central Mass. area looking for a new grad Murse with a background in ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on October 15, 2012
  • Introducing a New DNP Blogger

    I am Dr. Susan VanBeuge, family nurse practitioner and assistant professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. My nursing career began when the decision to return for a second bachelors degree in nursing. At the time, I started volunteering in an emergency department to see if this was my calling. I was volunteering at a military teaching ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on October 5, 2012
  • Curriculum in Post-BSN and Post-MSN DNP Programs

    Q: Can you explain how the curriculum will look in a post-BSN DNP program in comparison to a post-MSN DNP program?  A: A post-BSN program includes the clinical component neccessary for advanced practice nursing specialization. In other words, the curriculum in a post-BSN program typically will begin with the core competencies neccessary ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on September 28, 2012
  • DNP Clinical Projects: Assigned or Self-Guided

    Q: Is it common practice for a DNP program to assign students to sites and projects, or do most allow students to explore their own passions and interests? A: This is an institution-specific issue. Some DNP programs work in partnership with a healthcare system to address clinical questions or quality issues that have been identified. Students ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on September 21, 2012
  • Live From the DNP Conference in St. Louis

    ADVANCE for NPs & PAs is covering the 5th National Doctors of Nursing Practice conference, hosted by DNP, Inc., here in St. Louis, Mo. The conference kicked off yesterday afternoon with a presentation by DNP Inc. director David O'Dell, DNP, FNP-BC, on results of 3 years of surveys of DNP graduates. O'Dell pointed out some notable and sometimes ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on September 20, 2012
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