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  • DNPs Giving Back

    As 2016 draws to a close and I finish evaluating my students' progress in each of the DNP Essentials, I have been thinking about how to continue pushing myself also. For me, completing the DNP degree was a transformative experience. I started the DNP program with a goal of earning a doctorate so I could teach in a graduate program. I finished the ...
    Posted to DNP Discussions (Weblog) on December 22, 2016
  • Tackling the Plantar Wart

    By Darrel Arthurs, ARNP, DCNP Plantar Warts Warts that form on the sole of your feet are called plantar warts. Essentially, they are the same as warts that are found on the hands and knees except this strain forms on the bottom of the feet. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of these growths, and they thrive in warm and moist ...
    Posted to Dermatology Education & Practice from NADNP (Weblog) on December 6, 2016
  • Hair Loss Treatment Strategies for Men and Women

    Psychological observational studies have consistently revealed that it takes only a few seconds to form an impression of a stranger from their facial appearance. Within a few seconds, impressions of personality traits and age are made. Men and women with thinning hair or patterns of baldness are perceived to be older. Hair loss greatly impacts ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on July 20, 2016
  • Microblading for Men

    The aesthetic industry has catered primarily to women, but a growing percentage of men are entering the aesthetic world every year. Men are spending more money on their appearance, as evidenced by increasing sales of grooming products for men and a greater number of aesthetic procedures purchased by men. Age-related concerns, wanting to stay ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on June 7, 2016
  • Thinking Bigger

    As I follow legislative and policy issues I see a theme. I call it the ''I'll have what they are having!'' approach. In addition to working toward full practice authority, we put a great deal of effort into making sure that existing policy law is inclusive of advanced practice providers. We are making strides at the federal level toward securing ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on June 1, 2016
  • Are NPs & PAs Facing Burnout?

    I have been hearing the ''B'' word in relation to advanced practice more frequently lately and it's beginning to worry me. Not because burnout is new, it isn't, we have been talking about burnout for years, but usually in the context of how we can fill the void of physicians deciding to leave practice. In fact, if we are completely honest, ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on April 27, 2016
  • An Important Management Principle Can Help Prevent Unnecessary Problems

    I was watching a major professional golf tournament a few years back. Many of the golfers were having a very difficult day. In fact, many would hit their shots and get into trouble. What followed for many of them was an attempt to make too much out of an already bad situation, which in turn led to even more problems for many of these ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on March 16, 2015
  • Pump Iron to Help That Aging Pouch

    Aging is often accompanied by the dreaded sagging midsection. This is not an evitable consequence of aging.  It typically happens due to engaging in more sedentary activity. Unfortunately, as we age, the tendency to become less active not only has consequences for the abdominal area, but for the entire body. Add to this the ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on February 5, 2015
  • What Needs to be Done to Improve Nursing Home Care

    Over two decades ago the report from the Institute of Medicine (IoM) led the way for monumental changes to take place within the nursing home industry. The report of the IoM basically stated that nursing homes needed significant reform and that it was an industry that was loosely regulated, potentially compromising the lives of many who ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on January 28, 2015
  • Holiday Gratitude

    With all that is going on in the world it can be easy to forget there are a lot of good things that happen every day. One of the ways we can count our blessings starts with being grateful to others. Every one of us have people in our life who have supported us in one way or another in our career path. Maybe it was an encouraging word that helped ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on December 23, 2014
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