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  • Why Didn't You Just Become a Doctor?

    After becoming a nurse practitioner and then deciding to obtain my doctor of nursing practice, I have been asked this question many times by patients, friends, family members, and even strangers. My short answer, which truly sums it up, is, ''because I like the nursing aspect.'' But what is the ‘nursing aspect'?  In 1860, Florence ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on July 1, 2014
  • Lower Face and Neck Beauty Secret

    Over time with genetic influences and facial expression, we see changes in the appearance lower face and neck. Complaints include worsening of a crease on the chin under the lower lip, dimpling of the chin, a sad or angry appearance of the corners of the lips, jowls worsening and loss of definition of the jaw and neckline. It is common to hear ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on July 1, 2014
  • Diversity Impact 2014

    I recently had the opportunity to return to Hyden, Kentucky for their Diversity Impact weekend. This is the second time I have had the privilege to attend and was even more excited to be there as an alumni of Frontier Nursing University. When I first thought of diversity, my mind automatically jumped to the word minority. I soon found out that ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on June 30, 2014
  • 6 Nutrients for Maintaining Youthful Skin

    Various nutrients and antioxidants have been identified to benefit overall health. These nutrients and antioxidants are also essential for maintaining youthful skin vitality. Eating foods rich in antioxidants and supplementing with these nutrients can help protect against free radicals. Free radicals can potentially damage DNA and can lead to ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on June 24, 2014
  • The Way Healthcare Used to Be

    I find myself thinking quite a bit about how much healthcare has changed since I was young and trying to figure out how it is that we have come to find ourselves in our current situation. I just want to state, for the record, that I am not that old. I was a kid in the 60s and I had my children during the 70s and early 80s. I am not talking ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on April 2, 2014
  • Study Strategies

    I'm always looking for a better mousetrap (I won't say a better way ''to skin a cat'' since I am a cat lover who had to endure dissecting cats in an undergrad anatomy class). So the better mousetrap I'm looking for is the most efficient study strategy for the vast amounts of knowledge that I must somehow accomplish to be a PA. And since I ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on September 3, 2013
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking: Comments & Feedback

    Each month, ADVANCE for NPs & PAs compiles your comments on the latest issues in our Comments & Feedback column. We'd love to hear from you with topics of concern, the latest news for NPs & PAs, what your state organizations are up to, or anything else that piques your interest. Below are three of our latest Comments & ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on January 14, 2013
  • 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
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