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Target by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Lately, it seems there is ratcheted up rhetoric on nurse practitioner practice making us prime targets for all things anti-NP. The WSJ reports on a study that examined the p ... Read on »
NP Ranked in Top 5 of "America's Most Loved" Health Care Provider by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Congratulations to NP JoAnne Lutz of the Oregon Medical Group for being named in the Top 5 rankings of providers at DrScore.com. According to this press release , DrScore.co ... Read on »
Snow Day by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing On my snowy commute into work this morning for what seemed like 100th snow-laden car ride of this winter, I chuckled when the radio newscaster urged people to stay home. As ... Read on »
Private Practice by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing There is an interesting trend that I'm observing and don't necessarily see how this is going to turn out. I'm seeing more and more nurse practitioner's opening their own aut ... Read on »
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 »
NP Residency by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The healthcare system of today is so complex yet so dysfunctional that I believe the time has come to educate and train the NP providers of tomorrow in a way that is reflect ... Read on »
Guest Post: North Carolina Nurse Practitioner Fights for Change by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing North Carolina Nurse Practitioner Fights for Change Pediatric nurse practitioner Sandy Tripp has decided to do something about the childhood obesity crisis. She is reachi ... Read on »
Guest Post: Why You Should Consider Becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Why You Should Consider Becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Many registered nurses can tell you about the stress that comes with a profession where ... Read on »
Social Media by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing On this unofficial Facebook " Unfriend Day " I thought I'd take brief stock of the different social networking platforms geared to nurse practitioners. There is a plethora o ... Read on »
Guest Post: The Pros and Cons of Legal Nurse Consulting by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The Pros and Cons of Legal Nurse Consulting I’ve spent years pursuing different avenues in the health care industry. I spent my high school years studying to become a CAN ... Read on »
Guest Post: CareFirst Insurer Expands Role of Nurse Practitioners, IOM Recommends Same by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing CareFirst Insurer Expands Role of Nurse Practitioners, IOM Recommends Same Last week, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, an insurer in Balt ... Read on »
DNP Series: Onward and Upward by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Just wanted to update anyone following me as I am finishing up the DNP (graduation is May 2011!) The work is intense. Trying to juggle school, work and family life, is a cha ... Read on »
Guest Post: 5 Ways to Make Your Life as a Nurse Easier by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing 5 Ways to Make Your Life as a Nurse Easier It’s a profession that most people find daunting and challenging, which is why they choose to give it a mis ... Read on »
The IOM Report: The Future of Nursing by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The big news this week in the world of nurse practitioners and health care was the release of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Report, " The Future of Nursing: Leading Chan ... Read on »
Funny and Sad by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I recently ordered an ECG along with routine blood work for a patient who needed a pre-op workup. I received the ECG results today with the interpretation by the cardiologis ... Read on »
Precepting Students by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I've precepted many NP students during the years and usually had pretty rewarding experiences. (There was that one student that just didn't get it...I guess I can save that ... Read on »
The ED Study by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing "Hey, How are you doing today?" This is supposedly the way that many nurse practitioners (and physician assistants) introduce ourselves to patients according to Gary ... Read on »
Egg Safety and the Egg Recall by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing We find ourselves in the midst of a massive egg recall. Current estimates say that 500 million eggs have been recalled. The CDC is the place to go for the latest information ... Read on »
More on Patient Centered Care & Homes by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Here is an op-ed piece that I wrote some time ago that unfortunately didn't get published. However, this blog is a great place to put it! Patient-Centered Heal ... Read on »
Team Work by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The NY Times recently wrote about pharmacists expanding roles on the health care team. This is one example of a concept who's time has come that has the potential to make a ... Read on »