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Changes in the NP profession over the past 20 years include the growth of the profession, methods of practice, and the types of patients and conditions treated.
Nurse practitioners make history with the first FAA-approved drone delivery of medications in the United States.
A clinician weighs in on the potential harms of full practice authority for Nurse Practitioners.
Ruling out a physiological reason for symptoms is a good starting point for NPs and PAs caring for patients with a new psychiatric disorder.
A clinician is sued despite catching an overprescribed medication in a patient's admission orders.
One clinician misdiagnoses an adverse effect of a drug prescribed by another.
NPs and PAs involved with oncology teams should support multimodal prehabilitation for cancer patients to help ease the transition to oncology.
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.
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.
An NP and her patient "knew something was wrong" and pursued an MRA that detected cancer.
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.
Find out how your income compares with the more than 9,000 nurse practitioners and physician assistants who completed our 2012 salary survey.
Combining NP, PA and telemedicine services will help bridge the gaps created by hospitalist and primary care physician shortages.
A patient undergoing myocardial perfusion imaging claims the IV led to nerve damage.
Failure to properly treat patients suffering legitimate chronic pain syndromes can result in a compounding of prescription pain-medication abuse.
Although the Affordable Care Act's future may be uncertain, nurse practitioner and physician assistant roles will continue to expand to meet primary care needs.
A nurse shares a simple tip for converting pounds to kilograms when calculating pediatric doses.
An eager, young clinician learns the hard way that discretion is the first rule of law in medicine.
Forensic nurses are typically the first point of contact for crime victims who are admitted to emergency rooms, providing opportunities to gather evidence and assess the patient's psychological state.
Nursing case management professionals in the health care industry tailor care to meet the needs of individual patients, particularly those who receive benefits from one or more social agencies in a given community.
Midwifery is now more popular than ever after two decades of surging growth — the number of certified nurse midwife (CNM) and certified midwife (CM) attended births reached a record high at 317,626 births in 2008.
Faced with cost-containment challenges and physician shortages in underserved rural and inner-city areas, states are expanding NP scopes of practice and encouraging NP private practices.
Many nurse educators find preparing nursing students for their professional futures rewarding.
Health care management is a challenging field that demands flexibility, resourcefulness and creativity in an industry that is constantly changing.
If you are committed to studying medicine, like making quick decisions and have a desire for excitement you might be interested in a career as a flight nurse.
Today's rapidly changing health care marketplace is increasing focused on providing team-based care - health care that is developed, coordinated and delivered by a team of clinicians including physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
As life expectancy continues to rise in the U.S. and older adults need continuous care for chronic conditions, experts in the field of geriatric nursing say the demand for qualified health workers is surging.
Most hiring groups for private practices are looking for physicians who can deliver quality care to a high-volume of patients. If applicants also have a background in medical research, it may just set them apart from an otherwise similar pool of candidates.
Primarily working in clinics that serve low-income and homeless demographics, as well as the underinsured and uninsured, community health nurses (CHNs) play integral roles in caring for vulnerable populations.
Legal nurse consultants are not required to have a legal education; knowledge is gained through practical work experience providing assistance to legal professionals.
The nursing job market has changed dramatically during the past few years because of sluggish economy. Find out how to enhance your chances of landing a job from a hiring manager.
Nurse practitioners who practice in rural areas face a different set of opportunities and challenges than those working in suburban or urban environments.
Research and careful planning are key to ensure that the clinical travel experience is both enjoyable and fruitful.
Before the deal is officially sealed on an employment offer, clinicians must overcome the hurdle of the employment negotiations. Being prepared to ask the right questions can ensure a successful negotiation.
Locum tenens workers are well compensated and can choose how long they remain working in a particular city, state or region. If you are flexible and well organized, locum tenens work can be both personally rewarding and lucrative.
Money may not be the first concern on the minds of new nurse practitioner and physician assistant graduates, but salary is an important consideration when evaluating any job.
When it comes to the job interviewing process, don't forget to say "Thank you." After an in-person interview for a job, clinicians should always write a thank you letter.
Are you a health care clinician seeking work? Read advice from human resource experts about the importance of the telephone interview, what not to where and other tips that may help you prepare.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are expected to provide the bulk of primary care as health care reform changes practice.
Considering relocating? Read about which states may make your life as a PA or NP easier.
A talented young resident breaches a patient's privacy and finds himself on the edge of a lawsuit.