A growing disconnect between membership and leadership on several issues is prompting many physician assistants to question their support.
New NP/PA faculty members should reach out to different departments for research experience and develop relationships with other professors.
Eliminating barriers, increasing funding for PA educational programs and promoting transparency for PA-provided healthcare comprise key initiatives.
A structured internship program with mentoring from a preceptor is key to transition from new graduate to nurse.
Entrenched attitudes may play a role in gender pay inequities among nurse practitioners and physician assistants, but so do salary negotiation skills, experts say.
Hospitals and clinics that do not meet EHR meaningful use requirements by 2015 will face escalating Medicare and Medicaid payment penalties.