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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 – DNP Conference, Working in Corrections, Pain Management

    Last week, ADVANCE for NPs & PAs attended the 5th National Doctors of Nursing Practice conference, hosted by DNP, Inc., in St. Louis, Mo. We shared two great photos from the event on Facebook  (here and here) and live tweeted with updates from the conference floor. Here is some of what we tweeted from ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on September 24, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – PA-Owned Clinics, NP Certification, NPs in the Military

    Last week, a reader commented with praise for both NPs and PAs on our 2012 National Salary Survey of NPs & PAs. ''I am proud to see PAs and NPs getting along in the medical field. Both are great professions. I was an RN for 13 years prior to becoming a PA. I have been a PA for 8 years. I chose PA, because in 2001, NPs were basically ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on September 10, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Leadership, Salary, Convenient Care

    In our recent Opinions & Essays article ''PAs: The Need Is Great, the Time Is Now,'' author Sharon Bahrych, PA-C, MPH, responded to reader Tina's concerns about choosing the correct career path. ''Yes, you are definitely not alone in your feelings at this stage of your career. Try to find a local NP group that meets once a month for CME, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on August 27, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Convenient Care, Acute Care, Career Uncertainty

    Last week, retail clinics were a hot topic. On Twitter, we retweeted an article from @Health_Affairs: ''New Web First online now. Retail Clinic Use Growing Rapidly http://tinyurl.com/9e4jh9y  (Free access for two weeks).'' The article highlights the benefits of convenient care, such as longer hours. However, our article The Forked Tongue of ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on August 20, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Prescribing Requirements, DNP Capstone, Aesthetics Practice

    On Facebook last week, we shared a reader question: ''Would any of you kind folks happen to know anything about transferring from Florida to Arizona as a nurse practitioner? There is a prescribing requirement that states 'you shall submit written evidence of 45 contact hours of education in pharmacology or clinical management of drug therapy ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on August 13, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – MSN-DNP Camaraderie, Healthcare Technology and Orthopedics

    On Facebook last week, we began the month of August with new images from our current issue. The cover article, ''Head Lice Update,'' describes the life cycle of head lice, how the organisms can be removed, and the proper protocol for allowing children with lice to attend school. Check out our new cover image and let us know what you think, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on August 6, 2012
  • What's In a Name

    It still amazes me how much of the public doesn't know what a NP is, does, or what it takes to become one. And what I find even more amazing is the difficulty I have at times trying to describe what it is I am in school to become. Not too long ago, as I was dropping my daughter off at daycare, one of the staff members who knew I was attending ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on August 6, 2012
  • Patient Appreciation

    One day after having a wonderful weekend off from the correctional facility, I found a note under my door when I entered my office. Generally notes are taped to my door from nurses for one reason or another. I have had an occasional note slipped under my door from an inmate who is desperately seeking help for medication renewal prior to ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on August 2, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Facelifts, Family Planning and On-Call Shifts

    On Facebook last week, we shared the Aesthetics Practice Today blog, ''Maintaining Facial Balance with Liquid Facelifts.'' Blogger Mina Grasso described the impressive effects of this treatment but warned clinicians to outline clear expectations to their patients. Facebook fan Shane commented, ''I do these all the time. Patients never, ever have ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 30, 2012