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  • NPs as PCPs

    Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) first made headlines, a frequent topic in the media has been the shortage of primary care providers (PCPs) to accommodate the influx of newly insured patients. At the time of its implementation, it was estimated that there would be a shortfall of 45,000 to 60,000 PCPs to provide care for the millions of newly ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on August 27, 2014
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – July 9, 2012

    In the past week, we shared the news 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 so ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 9, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Firepower for All APNs

    Nursing Economics just posted an advance copy of an article that will be published in its September/October issue, and it's easy to understand why. All advanced practice nurses will rejoice in this systematic review of literature published between 1990 and 2008, which concludes what NPs, CNSs, CNMs and CRNAs have known all along: They ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 26, 2011
  • NP Named President of Hospital Medical Staff

    Robert Donaldson, a family nurse practitioner, was recently elected president of the medical staff at Ellenville Regional Hospital in Ellenville, N.Y. We at ADVANCE are excited and encouraged to see an NP take the lead in what has traditionally been an area dominated by physicians. As president of the medical staff, Donaldson will serve as ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on January 12, 2011
  • DNP Introduced to the Public

    Monday's Bismark (N.D.) Tribune ran a positive article introducing the role of nurse practitioners with a DNP to the public. ''Nurse Who Is Also a Doctor'' featured nurse practitioner Stacey Pfenning, who has a doctor of nursing practice degree. Although the article might lead to some confusion among careful readers about whether a DNP expands an ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on January 21, 2009
  • Other NPs Follow in Your Footsteps

    On a weekly basis ADVANCE is deluged by calls and e-mails from you, our devoted readers, notifying us about the current news in your state. Many of you are busy, even amid the Christmas season, serving patients as well as lobbying for a cause your local NP organization has brought to your attention. Many of the issues I hear NPs pushing for have ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on December 20, 2007