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  • Empowering NPs & PAs

    This is really hard for me to say but here it goes: we should thank the ladies of ''The View.'' In an ironic twist of fate that snarky remark insulting the Miss America with her ''doctor's stethoscope'' has unintentionally done more to advance the image of nursing profession than the pageant contestant they were mocking. Not only did the entire ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on September 23, 2015
  • 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 Discussions (Weblog) on August 27, 2014
  • The Providers of ‘No'

    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 ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on March 6, 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
  • Physician Shortage Isn't the Only One Looming

    Health system analysts and assorted other parties have been forecasting a primary care physician shortage for quite some time. An article published recently in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons predicts two additional shortfalls that could affect patient access to care: nurse practitioners and physician ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 28, 2011
  • 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
  • Zipnosis - Online Healthcare by NPs & PAs

    Minnesota-based Zipnosis links patients to providers using their online diagnostic platform. For the April ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Care & Convenience column (Online Healthcare: A New Wave in Convenience), I talked to Kevin Smith, who was a pioneer for the convenient care industry as the first chief nurse practitioner officer for ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on May 11, 2011
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