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  • 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
  • The Real Price of Medical Education

    The real tragedy of getting a medical education is not the understanding of your own mortality or quantification of personal risk factors. It's not even the fact that friends and colleagues want you to look at something awful that is growing out of their body (I was sure that was a myth). It is the loss of good television. An EMT friend of mine ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on March 4, 2013
  • New Graduate Syndrome

    I feel obligated to warn you. I normally don't use this blog for public service announcements but I learned of a disorder that all of you will suffer from, if you haven't already. The good news: it doesn't last forever and there is a treatment. I am talking about New Graduate Syndrome (NGS). It affects men and women of all ages after ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on February 21, 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 – PA Week, Salaries, New PA Organization

    This week, we are celebrating PA Week 2012! The festivities kicked off on October 6 for PA Day, remembering the father of the profession, Eugene A. Stead Jr., MD. We would love to hear how your facility is celebrating. Send your pictures of all the fun to assistant editor Kelly Wolfgang and we'll share with other PAs and NPs on our Facebook page ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 8, 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
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Leadership, Salary, Convenient Care

    In our recent Opinions & Essays article ''PAs: The Need Is Great, the Time Is Now,'' author Sharon Bahrych, PA-C, MPH, responded to reader Tina's concerns about choosing the correct career path. ''Yes, you are definitely not alone in your feelings at this stage of your career. Try to find a local NP group that meets once a month for CME, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on August 27, 2012
  • 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
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