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  • The Health of the Community

    ''Epidemiology'' and ''Health Indices of Urban Populations'': these are the names of the two courses I am taking this semester. At first, I thought, What does this have to do with being an DNP? I am learning that it has a lot to do with being a DNP. You need to know what is happening in the health of the community around you so that you can be ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on October 8, 2014
  • Healthy People 2020

    Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius announced the Healthy People 2020 initiative on Dec. 2.  According to  Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, ''This milestone in disease prevention and health promotion creates an opportunity to leverage information technology to make Healthy People come alive for all Americans in their ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on February 9, 2011
  • I Am the Healthcare Crisis

    I am sure that nothing drives home the need for healthcare reform more than being an actual healthcare provider. Of course, I was already aware of the issues being a RN. But a whole new dimension is added as an NP that orders labs, tests and medications. It's constantly on my mind: Does this patient really NEED this lab or x-ray? Did I prescribe ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on September 21, 2009
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness: A Storm Continues to Brew

    For those who know me and those of you who will get to know me through this blog, I am passionate about quite a few things. Topping that list are my children, family, finding a cure for cancer, activism and patient advocacy, to name a few. Therefore, with September being Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, it would only seem fitting to dedicate my ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on September 22, 2008