Nurse Practitioners Archive
Understanding the different attitudes and skills that different generations and professions bring to relationships can increase working confidence and self-efficacy.
AANP 2017: NPs better able to diagnose and treat mental health disorders with greater exposure as students
Diagnostic and treatment competency levels in mental health disorders improved with increased educational time on these conditions.
The AANP 2017 National Conference will be held from June 20 through June 25 in Philadelphia.
Adding another healthcare provider to the practice schedule creates additional access for the patient.
An FNP reflects on the lessons he has learned in practice throughout the year.
The VA ruled to grant veterans direct access to advanced practice registered nurses who work in the VA healthcare system.
Ensuring successful integration of nurse practitioners into intensive care units includes orientation programs and leadership teams.
Nurse practitioners make history with the first FAA-approved drone delivery of medications in the United States.
The AANP celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week from November 13-19, 2016.
For the APN who is recertifying, it is important to establish relationships with other APNs at the local and national level.
NPs provide high-quality health care to underserved and uninsured populations throughout the United States.
The AANP held a press conference to support a bill that would grant full practice authority to all NPs within the Veterans Administration healthcare system.
Both PAs and NPs who practice addiction medicine have seen progress made in 2016 to increase practice authority.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2016 National Conference takes place in San Antonio from June 21 through June 26.
Sometimes, stepping into a new professional role takes longer than expected.
The words that we use and how we use them ultimately reflect what we think of ourselves.
If signed, the bill would authorize Florida NPs and PAs to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances.
A clinician weighs in on the potential harms of full practice authority for Nurse Practitioners.
Some variance is observed in outcomes for patients with COPD who are treated by NPs or PAs versus those treated by physicians.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated at practices with NPs and PAs exhibited lower disease activity over 2 years.
Throughout the United States, nurse practitioners are still prevented from exercising their full practice authority - leading to increased frustration as the primary care shortage grows.
As the NP profession celebrates 50 years, take a look back at where the profession started and how far it has come.
A recent FNP graduate breaks down how he prepared to take (and pass) the AANP exam.
Nurses who have united over comments on The View should use this momentum as a catalyst for change.
Planning ahead can help reduce the anxiety that comes along with final exams and boards.
PAs and NPs often receive several job offers after graduation, but there is more to consider than just salary.
Health care providers can use the acronym SPPACES to determine what apps are the best for their clinical practice.
A family health clinic implemented for employees of a orthopedic specialty practice offered solution to care barriers and reduced healthcare costs.
Offering preoperative testing and evaluations in one convenient location can significantly reduce surgical cancellation rates.
Developing these characteristics will help clinicians become better providers and leaders.
A doctorate of nursing practice degree provides leadership and research-based clinical practice experience.
Loretta Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANPP, pioneer of the nurse practitioner profession, calls on NPs to innovate, invest, and invent.
The Frontlines for Lifelines Act, S 297, would allow more than 4,000 nurse practitioners practicing in Veteran Affairs facilities full-practice authority.
Practitioners must innovate to ensure primary care practices stay relevant as alternative health settings emerge.
Practice improvement projects not only benefit the bottom line, they contribute to employee satisfaction and staff retainment.
New and experienced nurse practitioners alike have opportunities to advocate for better policies at the federal, state, and federal level.
More efforts are needed to develop leadership and infrastructure to support acute-care nurse practitioners.
Evidence-based interventions needed to create wellness cultures and encourage healthy behavior change in NPs.
A new pilot program that leverages the community and technology may help ease the preceptor shortage problem.
Self-assessments, behavioral interview preparation, and networking are just three techniques that can be used in search strategy that yields benefits NPs on the hunt for their next job.
Nurse practitioners continue to fight for full practice authority in all 50 states.
Elucidating most commonly performed clinical procedures can better inform education and training.
Strategies needed to make academic rank more attainable for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Practitioners must commit to completing their non-clinical office tasks in timely and accurate ways.
Governor Hogan signed the bill (HB 999/SB 723) into law on May 12, making Maryland the 21st full-practice authority state in the United States.
Ruling out a physiological reason for symptoms is a good starting point for NPs and PAs caring for patients with a new psychiatric disorder.
Some companies and organizations see the potential of the Apple Watch as a useful device for clinicians in communication with patients and colleagues, plus quick access to patient records.
Medical education has failed to address the social causes that may interfere with patients' health.
Working in pediatrics takes good communication and negotiation skills - as well as some hand sanitizer and tissues to ward off the extra germs.
A clinician is sued despite catching an overprescribed medication in a patient's admission orders.
The Nightingale Tribute is yet another inspiring component of the rich nursing traditions that physician assistants can learn from.
The satisfaction that you experience the first time you recognize one of the signs in practice is exciting and provides a since of accomplishment and validation of all the skills you learned.
One clinician misdiagnoses an adverse effect of a drug prescribed by another.
The balance between clinical practice and educational training is one of the toughest parts of the job.
NPs and PAs involved with oncology teams should support multimodal prehabilitation for cancer patients to help ease the transition to oncology.
Making flash cards, taking notes, and being flexible are just three ways to keep on top of your studies.
Budgeting your time, working collaboratively with your peers, and investing in technology are just three tips for surviving a nurse practitioner program.
Despite a predicted shortage of primary-care providers, some states do not allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their training.
The key to being successful in a nurse practitioner program is having a schedule, sticking to it and then being able to adapt and reschedule everything when you get off schedule.
In order to stay motivated and avoid burnout, some clinicians find inspiration in their patients.
Health-care providers may be using their phones too much during patient visits, causing aggravation and reducing provider-patient time.
Although technology might have weakened the idea that verbal patient hand-offs are important, such exchanges remain key to patient care.
Emmy Bushaija, a clinical officer educator, is training the next generation of health-care providers in Rwanda.
Reviewing precautions for blood and body fluids will help protect both healthcare workers and the public.
Prevention of burnout is the key to avoiding its harmful consequences.
Twitter can help NPs and PAs stay up-to-date on the latest news, policies, and research in their fields.
A visual check of a student was deemed an "unreasonable search" under the Fourth Amendment.
PainWeek 2014 featured its first ever PA- and NP- centered tracks, which included talks on pain management and medical errors.
American physician assistant and nurse practitioner programs could benefit from hands-on learning style of their South African counterparts. Shabalala Ayanda a clinical associate student at Walter Sisulu University discusses her experiences.
Transitioning from a labor and delivery nurse to a midwife comes with many new responsibilities, including working with other providers who may question clinical decisions.
NPs and PAs are independently performing 2.6 million dermatologic procedures in the United States.
An NP and her patient "knew something was wrong" and pursued an MRA that detected cancer.
An increasing number of rheumatology NPs, PAs could enhance access to care.
Medicare should continue to support graduate medical education, contingent on value.
The economic recession and the influx of new nursing students has slowed the predicted nursing shortage in the United States.
After an elevated liver enzyme report, a practitioner order a CT that confirmed liver cancer.
Gaining the trust of a tough patient motivates this clinician to continue providing health care to Chicago's homeless.
Coordinating with a cancer survivor's oncology team and understanding the survivorship plan can help ease care transitions.
Better care coordination may help reduce patient complications and length of stay.
Mentors, infrastructure and reward system are essential components in successfully transitioning existing health care models to evidence-based practice.
Prepare, probe and propose when discussing terms of employment.
Federal and state legislation aimed at boosting primary care infrastructure is aiding nurse practitioner progress.
Research based on job availability, competition, and salary suggests the Pacific Northwest states are the best places for nurses to practice.
Advanced practice practitioners covered the majority of direct, first-line care at four Seattle facilities.
National Nurses Week spotlights accomplishments of registered nurses and nurse practitioners, but warns of a U.S. nursing shortage.
A new study suggests that a transitional care program involving cardiac surgery NPs reduces readmission for discharged coronary artery bypass graft patients.
LB 916 would have eliminated the legal requirement that NPs sign a practice agreement with a doctor.
A teen recently developed an innovative cancer detection tool in his basement. Should we be doing more to improve disease prevention and diagnosis?
Patient population, practice goals important to consider when defining nurse practitioner and physician assistant roles in primary care teams.
Nurse navigators help patients with cancer to feel more informed, more supported and better prepared for the future.
Case study describes substantial increase in doctor take-home pay with addition of physician assistant, nurse practitioner employees.
Ninety-nine percent are positive and optimistic about the future, but 81% feel overworked.
Just under half of physician assistants and slightly more than half of nurse practitioners choose to work in primary care.
The many demands and stressors of practicing medicine can be draining. A new practitioner can remind you why you chose your career.
A new rule proposes insurers wishing to qualify for health insurance exchanges should be required to include a minimum number of APRNs in their network.
On the surface, the emergence of so-called "retail medicine" fills a niche. In reality, the concept may be more controversial.
New NP/PA faculty members should reach out to different departments for research experience and develop relationships with other professors.
The AANP's vice president of state government affairs offers tips for making sure your voice is heard in Congress.
Unnecessary regulatory oversight unfairly limits NP scope of practice and may jeopardize patient safety and health outcomes.
AANP and the Health Monitor Network recognize Christine L. Nell-Dybdahl, NP-C, MPH, MSN, of the Emory Center for Heart Disease and Prevention.