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For as long as I can remember, nursing has been one of the most trusted professions. We should be very proud of that status -- it's not easy to gain the trust of the public, much less mange to hold on to that trust year after year.
We have never campaigned or actively sought out this designation, instead we earned it by simply doing our jobs day ...
Many nurse practitioners have asked me about dermatology protocols. They are no different from other protocols and should be an outline of your practice agreement with your supervising or collaborating physician.
These protocols should remain broad and general, but list important and specific aspects of your practice like prescribing ...
Ready for my rant?
Over the past year or two, I've noticed an increase in physician groups engaging in negative campaigning directed toward NPs. Could it have always been present but I just hadn't noticed? Or is the negativity a reaction to the numerous bills that have been introduced in several states to remove barriers and allow fully ...
Throughout life we build our own individual skill sets.
Often times we are our own guinea pig and learn from our own mistakes. Often
times however, if we build skill sets based on our careers these trial and
errors often affect others.
During nursing school I remember being overwhelmed by the
amount of new procedures that I was being ...
surprise, all of my licenses arrived the Friday before my projected start date
of November 11. Here is an updated timeline of all of my paperwork endeavors:
09/24 Passed school's comprehensive
exam and officially graduated
09/25 Passed boards
10/11 Submitted Ct license
application and hospital credentialing packet ...
People always want to know the secret ingredient. And,
frankly, I can't blame them. In a lot of ways the physician assistant
profession seems too good to be true.
We study medicine for two to three years after obtaining a
bachelor's degree. We practice medicine without post-graduate training or
residency. We can switch specialties without ...
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 ...
Traditionally, wrinkles on the cheeks adjacent to the corner of the lips have been a challenge in cosmetic rejuvenation. Loss of volume, sun exposure and the aging process break down collagen and reduce elasticity, contributing to this rippled wrinkle appearance.
In an attempt to reduce or eliminate these wrinkles, some patients have undergone ...
I often wonder if all providers really find it important to let patients know what to expect. I always ask at the time of consultation, and certainly before I begin a procedure, whether the patient has any questions. Yes, to remove a mole or skin tag you will feel discomfort (it is attached, right?). No, injections are not pain-free but we do take ...
Patients often ask me what makeup I recommend. That's not the easiest question to answer. The most important thing is that you find a makeup that works well for your skin. As we all know, this often involves experimentation. You win some, you lose some. There is no perfect makeup for everyone. But nothing is better than finding makeup that works ...