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April 2014 Updates & Interview at Nursing411.com by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Lots going on for nurse practitioners in New York these days! We are very excited to have the N urse Practitiioners Modernization Act pass as part of the 2014-15 NY State B ... Read on »
Back in the Saddle by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Wow - I randomly checked my blog and see that it's been THREE months since I last blogged! It's not from a lack of activity going on in the nurse practitioner world but more ... Read on »
Infographic: Nurse Practitioners & the Affordable Care Act by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The infographic below comes courtesy of Simmons School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Check the full link out at:  http://onlinenursing.simmons.edu/affordable-care-act-family ... Read on »
Encourage Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2013 by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Encourage your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2013 Enactment of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2013 ... Read on »
Response to WSJ Article, "Should Nurse Practitioners Be Able to Treat Patients Without Physician... by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing This post was written in response to the WSJs article, " Should Nurse Practitioners Be Able to Treat Patients Without Physician Oversight? " As much as some would ... Read on »
A Great Time Saver by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing As the case for nurse practitioners is becoming increasingly obvious across the spectrum, predictably, the turf battles are rearing their ugly heads. Here is a blatant  exam ... Read on »
Health Policy Observations by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My apologies in advance for this post as I'm sure it is a bit all of the place. I wanted to just jot down some of my thoughts on the "nurse practitioner vs. physician debate ... Read on »
New Year, New Post by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Hello Everyone and thanks for reading my blog. It has been a while since my last post - not for a lack of topics to post about - but due to an insane schedule that I have be ... Read on »
Repost: Different States, Different Rules by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing One of the biggest areas of frustration for students, stakeholders, and nurse practitioners are the seemingly lack of consistency among state regulations regarding NP practi ... Read on »
Repost: Let Us Be Heard by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I started this blog, A Nurse Practitioner’s View, 3 years ago because there were very few health stories that even mentioned nurse practitioners as part of the health care ... Read on »
Modernizing Nurse Practitioner Regulations by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing It's been a busy last few months as the legislative agenda has heated up of the NP organization where I am the Chair-Elect. I have been to some fundraisers and legislative v ... Read on »
Repost: What Nurse Practitioners MUST Know About ACOs by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing With all the  recent  discussion on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being heard before the Supreme Court, I wanted to discuss one of the programs that was borne from the ACA. ... Read on »
Oregon: Health Care Politics at Play by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I've been following plight of the Oregon Nurse Practitioners regarding reimbursement rates. It seems that back in 2009, NP reimbursement rates from insurance companies were ... Read on »
Advancing Nurse Practitioner Practice by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I saw 2 notable articles in the news last week about nurse practitioner practice that I wanted to share. The first one is about two new bills introduced in Missouri  that wo ... Read on »
2011 Reflections by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I'm aware that many people roll their eyes at another "year in review" blog post but it's been some time since my last post here and I think it is a good way to end the year ... Read on »
Seeking NP Stories by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I am posting this for a colleague who plans on writing a book about nurse practitioners.   Seeking nurse practitioners of all specialties to submit stories about the ex ... Read on »
Nurse Practitioner Evidence by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The latest nurse practitioner study conducted at Loyola found that "...the nurse practitioner reduced ED visits by improving the continuity of care and troubleshooting probl ... Read on »
Guest Post: Keeping Your Brain Fit After 65: 5 Important Memory-Boosting Ingredients Found in... by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Eat your fish, it’s good for your brain.” This is what every mother said to get the kids to finish their meal. As we age, there are many physiologic mechanisms that occur ma ... Read on »
Potpourri & an Election by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I have certainly been keeping myself busy these days! First, I have been immensely busy at my clinical site. Hundreds of flu shots have been given in the last few weeks and ... Read on »
Instant Lab Results by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I recently blogged about the prospect of patients getting access to their laboratory results before the ordering clinician signs off on it. This certainly is a patient-centr ... Read on »