Parkview Nurses In Pursuit of Magnet Recognition

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The Magnet Recognition Program® is a national accreditation sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The accreditation recognizes excellence in nursing clinical outcomes, patient experience and nursing engagement. At present, there are approximately 422 Magnet organizations in the United States or about 7% of all US hospitals and 4 International organizations. Continue reading

The IPFW Lafayette Street Family Health Clinic

By Deborah Baresic WHNP-BC and Linda Finke RN, PhD

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The IPFW Lafayette Street Family Health Clinic, affiliated with the College of Health and Human Services and the Department of Nursing, has continued its 10-year tradition of providing women’s health care to the underserved of Fort Wayne. We are federally funded from Title X. We provide services on a sliding scale or free for those who cannot pay. We also bill insurance and accept Medicaid. We have over 1000 patients and in the last fiscal year had 2331 patient encounters. Continue reading

Are You Ready for Grad School?

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Graduate school can be a great way to advance your career and increase expertise in your field. Perhaps you have been considering it for some time but weren’t quite ready to take the leap. It’s important that you feel prepared for the challenge of earning this new degree when deciding to begin graduate school. There are several benefits to earning a graduate degree, including career growth, salary increase and personal success. Here are some factors to consider when making the decision to apply for graduate school.

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Deciding Between a Nurse Practitioner Program and a Physician Assistant Program

Because the health care industry is expected to grow by nearly a fifth over the next few years, medical training is a shrewd investment in your future. As you develop your education and long-term career plans, you need to decide on a specific career track and specialties. When comparing similar career tracks, it can be difficult to decide which are insignificant and which can influence your future for the better. Here, we’ll take a look at the differences you can expect if you choose either a nurse practitioner (NP) or a physician assistant (PA) track. Continue reading