Advanced Practice Nursing Leadership



Leadership is not something that all advanced practice nurses consider, and yet each and everyone of us is a leader in some capacity.  The thing is, with skills, vision, education and coaching you can increase that capacity and effect change in communities, organizations and in yourself.

I have the privilege of being a new new advisory board member for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program for advanced practice nurses.  I am amazed at what the program offers, with the vision of the Fellows in the program I had the opportunity to meet, the caring and support of the staff, coaches, mentors, and board members.  It’s an amazing program for those that want to make a difference on a larger scale.

I want to encourage you to take a look at the program. Application deadline for the 2015-2016 program is fast approaching – Jan 15, 2015.

Giving Thanks: 10 Things I’m Grateful for Year-Round

Giving Thanks www.NPBusiness.ORG


Sharing our Gratitude

It’s the time of year when you’ll hear and read social media and blog post of things we are grateful for. I have to ask myself why is it we only post these at Thanksgiving, why don’t we post year around?

The truth is, all of us could benefit from expressing our gratitude more often – myself included.

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SAGEClinician and Growing Pains


Growth is wonderful and sometimes comes with challenges.

We’ve seen that in our own practices when suddenly there are more patients that need to be seen than there is hours in the day and providers to see them. Things can sometimes get bogged down.

That’s what happened earlier today with the SAGEClinician Podcast. [Read more…]

NPWeek2014 – Come Hangout!


Consider yourself invited!  Come and hangout with Dr. Troy Heidesch, DNP, CEO of SmartHouseCalls and Barbara C Phillips, NP (that’s me!) as well talk about tele medicine!  We’ll talk about different ways to use it, reimbursement and more. You can ask all your questions, and best of all…there is no charge for this webinar and it’s open to all healthcare providers.

Want to sign up? Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Watch the video
  2. Enter your name and email (we’ll be sending you a reminder for this webinar)
  3. Confirm your email (you’ll get two) if you want to keep abreast of more hangouts
  4. Mark your calendar
  5. Show up on Monday November 10 at 5pm Pacific and bring your questions!
  6. Share with your colleagues
  7. Use #NPWeek2014Hangout

Sign up here!