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Nurse Practitioner Week is November 9-15, 2014 and as of 2014, there are more than 192,000 NPs in the US. That's up from 140,000 in 2010 - a huge jump that is expected to rise to 244,000 by 2025!
Since I first entered my master's NP program, I have been involved with my local chapter of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. I have had so ...
Well I have told you about everything that I have gone through at the place where I work. I've been battling for recognition and respect, but when it came down to it I realized it was happiness that I wanted - a place where I could enjoy my profession and the patients I serve without any drama. Sadly, after many hard fought battle, this was not ...
Proceed carefully when considering a position with a new clinic or practice that is not yet open or established, especially if the clinic is embarking on a ''non-traditional'' or ''new healthcare model.'' Jobs like these can turn out to be the best thing you ever did or the biggest nightmare of your career.
The sales pitch for these types ...
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 ...
Work calls attended to. Check. Three-and-a-half-year-old down for his nap. Check. Casserole in the oven for dinner. Check. Let's see... oh yes, time for blogging.
I'm new to blogging, but not quite as new at being a DNP. Back in 2003 when I investigated universities with an interest in pursuing my practice doctorate, there were very few in the ...
wasn't the 100 degree weather that had Las Vegas hot this June - it was the
American Association of Nurse Practitioners Conference, held at the Sands Expo
and Convention Center.
than 5,500 NPs gathered in Sin City for the first-ever joint event of the newly
formed American Association of Nurse Practitioners - the combined effort ...
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 ...
I have admittedly been remiss in submitting blogs in a
timely manner and actually have a deadline of 5 pm today! Me, Miss OCD! How
could this happen?
Well, for one, work days are so busy sometimes that I barely
have time to breathe -- average patient seen 25 to 30, from STD exams to
primary care. And since I decided to take full advantage of ...
I have mentioned in many blogs how
much I love being a nurse practitioner. I have enjoyed the opportunities I have
been afforded by associating with so many wonderful professionals and they have
paved the way for me. THANK YOU! The opportunity I am referring to is my role
as an independent contractor for a gerontology group.
One year ago I ...
In the past week, we shared the
that the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Nurse
Practitioners plan to merge. With 28 Facebook ''likes''
and many ''shares,'' it seems NPs support the decision. On our blog
post readers are responding with positive comments, too. Cathy said, ''It's about time. This was