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  • Eat Your Young Or Teach Your Young?

    Last weekend I went to a fantastic pediatric conference and one of the talks was on preceptoring and how to be successful as a preceptor. During this talk they also gave a plethora of encouragement for NPs to become preceptors and asked those that had been preceptors to raise their hand...only about a quarter of the room raised their hand. This ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on November 26, 2014
  • Why Do You Want To Work Here?

    Careful -- how you answer this could make or break your job prospects.  Obviously, if you are looking for a new job you have put a great deal of thought into your decision. I'm sure if I asked you to list your reasons you would have plenty. But will a potential employer find your reasons as compelling as you do?  When explaining to ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on November 26, 2014
  • Celebrating NP Week!

    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 ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on November 10, 2014
  • Letting Go and Moving On

    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 ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on October 15, 2014
  • Non-traditional or New Practices

    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 ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on September 19, 2014
  • Establishing Your DNP Credibility

    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 ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on September 19, 2014
  • This is what a DNP does: Change Practice

    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 ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on May 27, 2014
  • AANP Conference Heats Up Las Vegas

    It 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. More 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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 2, 2013
  • 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
  • Double Duty

    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 ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on August 16, 2012
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