Loan Repayment Program Accepting Applications

Are you a medical student in your final year of school?
Apply by November 13 and pay down your student loans during residency, serve a community in need when you finish
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical students (MD and DO) in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at Read More

FSMB Plan Offers Pathway to Multistate License

By Sarah Wickline, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Originally published here

The Federation of State Medical Boards is now mulling a new framework for expediting licenses allowing board-certified physicians to practice in multiple states through an interstate compact — opening doors to telemedicine and more.

Using this agreement, licensed physicians could apply for rapid multistate licensure to treat patients residing outside their principal licensing state. Compact-friendly states could still choose to deny licensure to those physicians, Read More

School Nurses’ Role Expands With Access to Students’ Online Health Records

Although the school nurse is a familiar figure, school-based health care is unfamiliar territory to many medical professionals, operating in a largely separate health care universe from other community-based medical services.

Now, as both schools and health care systems seek to ensure that children coping with chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma get the comprehensive, coordinated care the students need, the schools and health systems are forming partnerships to better integrate their services. In Read More

Researches Launch Health Information Law Website

Researchers at The George Washington University’s Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program have launched a website designed to serve as a practical online resource regarding federal and state laws governing access, use, release, and publication of health information. The site, Health Information and the Law (, will aim to address the current legal and regulatory framework for health information, as well as changes in the legal and policy landscape that have an impact on health Read More

RWJF grants fund second-career nursing students

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded grants to 52 schools of nursing as part of the foundation’s New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, according to a news release. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the schools will receive grants to support traditionally underrepresented students who are making a career switch to nursing through an accelerated baccalaureate or master’s degree program.

“Nursing and nursing education are at a critical juncture right now, and NCIN’s exemplary approach Read More

Nurses help oversee Parkinson’s plan

By Marcia Frellick for ModernHealthcare
Original Source Here
Monday May 19, 2014

New treatments for Parkinson’s patients are in use or being developed to ease the side effects for what can be a debilitating disease, and nurses are helping with research and implementation.
One development is the use of Botox, the injection more commonly thought of as a treatment for reducing wrinkles, said Heintje Calara, RN, MA, Parkinson’s specialist and research nurse at NYU Langone Read More

Nebraska Hospital Association Health Care Career Scholarship Program

Deadline approaching!  May 23, 2014

NHA Health Care Career Scholarship Program 

Health care is a growing and technologically advanced industry. Hospitals across the country, specially in rural states like Nebraska, are experiencing a severe shortage of health care professionals. There are more than 100 different health care professions and it is one of the fastest growing fields of occupation. Put your career aspirations within reach and apply for a scholarship.

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Job prospects brighter for college grads

Originally published in the Citizen-Times on April 25, 2014 by John Boyle. See original source here

They are milestones that bring excitement — and apprehension.
First the joy of finishing college. Then the worry over getting that first job.

“I’m pretty nervous,” said 21-year-old Amanda DeCarlo, a UNC Asheville senior and psychology major who plans to graduate this spring. DeCarlo said she wants to go to graduate school but will have to wait until she Read More

Burnout (and how to avoid it)

10 Questions: Dave Mittman, PA

Published: Apr 20, 2014

By Sarah Wickline, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
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AREA Post-Masters Certificate Program

The Advancing Rural Emergency and Acute care program is a post masters certificate program that will provide family nurse practitioners (FNPs) with the additional skills and preparation needed to lead collaborative teams in the management of multiple chronic conditions.

In the AREA post masters program, the FNP will learn by utilizing an interprofessional education (IPE) model that includes emergency medicine and internal medicine residents and health literacy content provided by a faculty member in the Read More