A recent FNP graduate breaks down how he prepared to take (and pass) the AANP exam.
Planning ahead can help reduce the anxiety that comes along with final exams and boards.
Resources are available to supplement the general medicine knowledge physician assistants already have when starting clinical rotations.
Passing HR 1202 will allow physician assistants to provide hospice care.
Working in pediatrics takes good communication and negotiation skills - as well as some hand sanitizer and tissues to ward off the extra germs.
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.
The balance between clinical practice and educational training is one of the toughest parts of the job.
Faculty practice models help advanced practice nurses achieve teaching, service and research goals, while enhancing the student experience.
One-thousand new midwives need to be trained each year to meet American College of Nurse Midwives 2020 goals, but just 339 were certified in 2010.
A family nurse practitioner blogs about her commitment to the profession.
Read this tip for making abstract concepts, like converting metric medication doses, go down smoothly.
Are health care providers adequately prepared to address patients' psychological issues?
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.
With ongoing changes in the healthcare field, certification demonstrates an advanced level of knowledge and skills in a specialty practice area.
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.
Like traditional groups, online study forums are a place for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to share information and collaborate. But in order to be effective it needs to be well organized.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are expected to provide the bulk of primary care as health care reform changes practice.
Fellowship checklists are available to help physician assistants and nurse practitioners decide which programs are right for them.
Although NPs and PAs have similar roles in examining, assessing, diagnosing and treating patients, there are differences in the training and educational requirements for each profession.
Preparing for certification exams can be a stressful experience, but it does not have to be. There are many resources available that can help clinicians prepare for these all-important exams.
Knowing what classes to take can help maximize productivity and reduce stress.
Tips for navigating the early job NP/PA market.
Career opportunities for nurse practitioners and physician assistants are projected to grow 40% in the next 10 years.
Find out exactly what you need to be on the fast track to acceptance.
Both PA and NP jobs require collaborations with physicians. Learning more about these interaction is important when deciding which career to pursue.