Mid-2015 Practice Update for APRNs

Mid-2015 Legislative UpdateIndependence Day in the US just passed, and it couldn’t be a better time to update you on full practice authority in the US. I have been blessed. The majority of my NP career, I had the privilege of working in a state in which Nurse Practitioners would practice to the full extent of their education and training (Washington State). In the past month, I have relocated to Missouri which has, shall we say, a less than ideal practice act for APRNs. While I have always been an advocate for full practice authority (FPA) in all states, it’s now taken on a more personal meaning. First, a bit of a RantBefore going on, let me just say, that ...

Go Beyond Burnout

Did you know (she said “tongue-in-cheek”) that healthcare providers get burned out? Yes we do. It does not matter if you are a nurse practitioner (NP), a physician assistant (PA), a physician (MD/DO), a registered nurse (RN) or any other type of healthcare provider…we sometimes just get burned out. Our work is rewarding but it’s hard. Cynthia Howard, RN, CNC, PhD has a story to share and some help for those who are feeling burned out in her various workshops. The next is coming up in Seattle later this month. Even if you can’t make it, take a look and see if she is coming to a city near you. If not, reach out and see if she can help you.


Graduate Education Scholarships

While this is not a topic about business, I am often asked about scholarship information for RNs who are returning to school. Well the Nursing Economic$ Foundation is offering scholarships for nurses who are pursuing a Masters or Doctoral degree. 

Art of Nursing 2.0

Art of Nursing 2.0 – Join me!

  I am very excited to be participating in the Art of Nursing 2.0 this coming Nurses Week! Yes, I know, it’s a bit into the future, however, you’ll want to sign up now and mark your calendars. It’s a four-day series bringing together 16 extraordinary nurse pioneers to share their thoughts on how we can bring back the art of nursing – that healing presence and patient-focused practice first envisioned by Florence Nightingale. I know how passionate you are about the nursing profession, so I wanted to personally invite you to join us and explain how you can register.