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ACA Increases Demand for NPs Specializing in Psychiatry

Insurance companies are now required to cover mental health care and substance abuse treatment, thanks to new provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- and the demand for nurse practitioners who specialize in psychiatry is greater than ever before. Read more

When a Temporary NP Assignment Turns into a Full-Time Job

A career as a nurse practitioner took Patricia Maybee to the other side of the world — and a locum tenens assignment helped her come back. Here’s how a temporary assignment helped her to find a permanent position, as well as a passion for tribal healthcare. Read more

Visit us at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Conference in Nashville

The conference is not only a great way to keep up with the latest clinical trends but also to learn about the many nurse practitioner jobs available across the country. Read more

AAPA Impact 2014: Locum Tenens for Any Stage of Your PA Career

It’s a great conference here in Boston, where about 5,000 physician assistants are attending AAPA Impact 2014. I’m thrilled to share my experiences working as a locum tenens PA. Read more

2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants Conference in Boston

Later this week, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) will kick off the largest PA-focused CME event in the world. Attendees of the 2014 AAPA Impact Conference can earn up to 40 hours of CME and hear from some of the leading minds in medicine, including surgeon and best-selling author Dr. Atul Gawande. Read more

3 Benefits of Nurse-Led Clinics

The Accountable Care Act has made health insurance available to millions who didn’t have access to it before — but the shortage of doctors may make it harder for them to get the care they need. Nurse-led clinics, run by nurse practitioners instead of doctors, may be a viable solution. Read more

INFOGRAPHIC: Nurse Practitioners’ Awareness and Perception of Locum Tenens

CompHealth recently surveyed nearly 1,400 nurse practitioners to understand their opinions and experiences with locum NP jobs. Here’s what we found. Read more

Why 95% of NPs Would Recommend Locum Tenens

"Long, long ago and far, far away, I started my first locum tenens job. I was so excited to work some place new and different. But when I arrived and walked up to the double-door entry to the NICU, I felt like turning around and running away." Read more

3 Critical Things You Should Know about Physician Assistants

Though they practice in every care setting and medical specialty, physician assistants (PA) are often underappreciated and misunderstood. Lisa Shock, a long-time PA and healthcare consultant, helps set the record straight about who physician assistants are. Read more

Physicians, PAs, and NPs in the Emergency Room – Can’t We All Just Get Along?

In this era of health reform, we are called upon to be patient centered. Quibbling about a PA’s scope of practice (basically implying that PAs do not know their clinical and professional limits) serves only to divide and widen the chasm of access to care for patients who desperately need it. Read more