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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 ...
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 ...
In the past week, we shared the
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
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, ...
This week, readers of ADVANCE
for NPs & PAs let us know their opinions on many posts, comments and
our readers liked career development tips, the newest practices in skincare, NP
certification information and the latest posts from our various bloggers. We also
article discussing the growing ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...