Nurse practitioners (NPs) saw the biggest gross pay increase — 6% — among advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in 2017, according to the latest Medscape APRN Salary Report.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Happy Nurse Practitioner week! November 11 -17, 2018. Annually we celebrate the extoidinary contributions of all NP’s. Through professionalism, dedication and perseverance, NP’s unselfishly provide the highest level of care to all our patients, enhancing our nations’ health care system.
“For the past few decades, the United States has not produced enough primary care physicians. Moreover, too few physicians practice in rural and medically underserved areas, and the number of people lacking adequate access to primary care has increased. Meanwhile, studies have piled up pointing to the high quality of care that nurse practitioners (NPs) provide, and increasing numbers of policy-influencing bodies have recommended expanding the use of NPs in primary care. Yet, barriers to the expanded use of NPs persist, and, consequently, tens of millions of Americans lack adequate access to primary care services. This report describes and integrates new evidence from a research program focused on the primary care workforce, NPs’ role in primary care, and the potential for NPs to help solve the problem of Americans’ access to quality primary care.”
As a Nurse Practitioner you already have a passion to help people at least partly fueling your current career goals. As you work in state-of-the-art facilities, you may find yourself wondering if you could put your knowledge and skills to use in a way that benefits those less fortunate and without access to care. If you have ever found yourself thinking along these lines, you may want to consider a medical missions trip. The following is a great article on the basics of medical missions from Spring Arbor University.
John is a 62 year old male presents with complaints of a sore on his right middle finger that he has had for 4 days and it is getting worse. The patient denies pain, fevers, chills, body aches, or recent trauma. He reports that some redness and streaking is also starting to go up his right hand and arm. No other family members have any sores or rashes. He is a retired teacher and spends his time working on his small family farm in Vermont that has been in the family for 4 generations. They raise pigs, chickens, sheep, alpacas, and grow a variety of vegatables. He also works with animal hides to make traditional drums. His wife and daughter also sell handmade hats, sweaters , scarfs and mittens from the alpaca and sheep wool. He denies having any other rashes, lesions or recent illnesses. His only medical problem is hypertension which is well controlled with lisinopril. What’s your diagnosis? By Paul Villaire FNP-BC
a. staff infection b. brown recluse spider bite c. anthrax. d. yersinia pestis
News Release From AANP. “We Choose NPs” Showcases NP Role in Health Care and Importance of Patient Choice” AUSTIN, TX (July 11, 2018) — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) has launched “We Choose NPs,” a national public awareness campaign highlighting the crucial role nurse practitioners (NPs) play in expanding access to primary care nationwide The campaign – leveraging an integrated mix of television, radio, and digital advertising – showcases the experiences of real patients who choose NPs as their primary care providers.
Keynote speaker Rear Admiral (RADM) Susan Orsega, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN provided an inspirational speech at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner’s (AANP) National Conference in Denver this past week. Her speech was titled What to Pack in Your Parachute: How Can NP’s Contribute to the Culture of Practice in the Nation’s Health Care System?
Time for the DNP
Whether you are considering becoming a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or already a practicing NP, then you should highly consider taking the next step obtain your Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP. By Paul Villaire, MS, RN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC