Shortage of Physicians, APN's, PA's Predicted for 2025

 

An article pulished in Medscape indicates that by 2025 there will be a 15-20% "shortfall in the advanced-clinician workforce".  

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Must Have iPhone Apps For The Nurse Practitioner Student

When I was a nurse practitioner student we were all required to purchase a palm pilot (remember those?!) in order to have quick access to the prescription drug database epocrates.  The palm pilot was bulky, slow, difficult to use and mine was somehow always low on batteries.  Fortunatel

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MidlevelU's Nurse Practitioner Program of the Month March 2012

MidlevelU's Nurse Practitioner Program of the Month March 2012: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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Things to Consider When Looking For a NP Program Part 2: Specialty

It can be difficult to know which nurse practitioner specialty you should choose, especially if you have limited nursing experience.

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5 Tips on Making it Through Your Nurse Practitioner Program

 

Nurse Practitoner Programs are tough.  They are demanding of your mental and physical energy and most of all your time.  How do you make it through?

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Things to Consider When Looking for a NP Program, Part 1: Preceptorships

Your clinical expereince and clinical preceptor can be one of the most important parts of your nurse practitioner program.  You will learn more during your hands on clinical experience than you will in the classroom.  Preceptorships are, however often a great source of frustration among

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Pay Growing Faster for Nurse Practitioners Than Physicians

Medscape published an article in 2010 comparing salaries for nurse practitioners and physicians. In short:

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Nurse Practitioners and the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act promises to insure 32 million more Americans.  Where will these individuals receive their medical care?

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Nurse Practitioner Program Online or On Campus?

There are endless options for students seeking a nurse practitioner degree.  What are the benefits and drawbacks of online nurse practitioner programs?  Is an online or campus based nurse practitioner program the best option for you?

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How Do I Choose My Nurse Practitioner Specialty?

Choosing your nurse practitioner program specialty is important as it will direct your career.  What do you choose?

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Action Plan- How to Become a Nurse Practitioner

So, you have decided you are interested in becoming a nurse practitioner.  What are the next steps you should take?

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Good News for Midlevel Providers

A 2011 CDC publication finds that the use of nurse practitioners and physician assistants is on the rise in outpatient medical clinics.

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