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2010 End of Year Reflections & A Look Ahead by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I believe it is important to look back at the challenges and successes of the outgoing year to set goals and plan for the new year. I partly attribute this to my DNP program ... 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 »
A Changing Landscape by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing With the passing of the recent historic health insurance reform, the focus has turned (see here and here and here ) to how will the system deal with the influx of approximat ... Read on »
A Conversation of One by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I love this. Fellow blogger (and I mean fellow only that he blogs, not that I can ever approach the level of "care" that he provides) just loves to rant about NPs. We aren't s ... 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 »
A Lesson by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Here is an article that refers to the NP led clinics that are flourishing in Canada. Canada established NP run clinics in 2007 and is continuing to add more as they are fil ... Read on »
A Novel Approach to Health Care Reform by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Here is a link to an article where Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke to a nurses union today and stated, "If health care reform is to be a reality, w ... Read on »
Additional Nurse Practitioner Blog by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Hi All, Please check out my new blog at  Online Nurse Practitioner Programs ! Also, like this new page on Facebook to automatically get new updates. I am very excited to ... 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 »
AHRQ Ad Campaign: Questions are the Answer by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I came across this well thought out commercial that has appeared on TV from the U.S. Department of Human Health & Services' Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality ( A ... Read on »
Another Media Piece by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Here is another positive view of NP guided care specifically in New York. Of course, it is not without the organized medicine tagline of playing the "quality of care" card u ... Read on »
Antibiotics by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Here is a great little post about the use and overuse of antibiotics from an ER physician blog, entitled, " We are so screwed." We all know that it is easier to write a script ... Read on »
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 »
Are We Headed for a Nursing Crisis? by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing On October 24, NOW on PBS will explore a projected nursing shortage that could impact quality of and access to care for millions of patients. Be sure to tune in! Below ... Read on »
At it again by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing There is a physician blogger that uses every opportunity that he can to minimize, patronize and belittle the NP role and he is at it again. I refuse to leave a comment on his ... 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 »
Brief Update by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Hello, I just wanted to provide a brief update as to what I've been up to for the last few weeks. After completing my DNP this past May , I was actually feeling a bit mel ... Read on »
Bring It by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing An op-ed piece was recently written by the president of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York, entitled, Take Advantage, New York, of our nurse practitioners . As i ... Read on »
Calling all Shoppers by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Recently, a panel of AMA delegates vehemently opposed the idea of using secret shoppers to evaluate customer service of medical practices. For those of you unaware of what a " ... Read on »
Calling All Shoppers - Redux by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing One of the recent stories that spurred a lot of discussion was in the NY Times, U.S. Plans Stealth Survey on Access to Doctors . It is an interesting concept that will help ... Read on »