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  • The Quarterly Check-Up: Part 3

    We have carved deep into the second half of my first year as a professional physician assistant. This is the perfect time for a Quarterly Check-Up to examine some of the biggest lessons over the last three months We learned that our patient's beliefs can trump the strongest medicine and that our acceptance of those beliefs makes us better ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on October 3, 2013
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – June 4, 2012

    On Facebook, we had a lot of great comments from readers across the country. In response to our Career Coach article ''Middle of What?'' addressing concerns of the term ''mid-level provider,'' readers expressed their views. ''We are midlevels? Midway between who or what? Dislike the term! Sounds as though we are only mediocre in what we do, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 4, 2012
  • DNA Joins ‘Joining Forces' Campaign

    This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. Editor's note: This post was written by Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, an adult nurse practitioner who practices at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) has joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden in the ''Joining ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on May 10, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – May 7, 2012

    This week, readers of ADVANCE for NPs & PAs let us know their opinions on many posts, comments and articles. On Facebook, our readers liked career development tips, the newest practices in skincare, NP certification information and the latest posts from our various bloggers. We also posted an article discussing the growing ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on May 7, 2012
  • Facebook Feedback: Private Practice

    If you're not following us on Facebook, ''like'' us and start sharing in the conversations! If you are, keep following and spread the word! This week, we posted the article ''Organizing and Investing to Expand Primary Care Availability with Nurse Practitioners'' by Peter J. Levin and Rick Bateman from Journal of Community Health to our ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on March 22, 2012
  • Task Force Makes Recommendations for Future of PA Profession

    The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) recently announced a set of 16 recommendations to promote the growth of the PA workforce. The task force, developed in October 2010, was charged with addressing future opportunities and challenges associated with expansion ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on February 8, 2012
  • Are You Looking, Laid Off or Happy Where You Are?

    At the start of 2011, we published an article describing the job outlook for NPs and PAs this year. Based on our research and interviews with workforce experts, we crafted a headline for that article using the term ''changing landscape,'' and our cover image depicted an NP or PA partially protected by an umbrella. The expectation was that 2011 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 21, 2011
  • Physician Shortage Isn't the Only One Looming

    Health system analysts and assorted other parties have been forecasting a primary care physician shortage for quite some time. An article published recently in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons predicts two additional shortfalls that could affect patient access to care: nurse practitioners and physician ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 28, 2011
  • PA Ranked as 2nd Best Job in America

    In its annual listing of the best jobs in America, CNNMoney.com ranks the physician assistant profession second only to software architect in 2010. The brief write-up quotes North Carolina PA Wayne VonSeggen, and an accompanying gallery features California PA Beth Grivett. While being ranked second can and should be seen as great public ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 12, 2010
  • Differing Takes on PA Salaries

    An online article dated Aug. 31 in Becker's Hospital Review offered “8 Statistics About Physician Assistant Compensation.” The stats are from May 2009 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The American Academy of Physician Assistants, as part of its Physician Assistant Census, each year collects salary information from PAs, some ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on September 1, 2010