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PNP Corner

Career ResourcesGeared towards students and those looking to take the next step in their careers, NAPNAP’s Career Resource Guide provides tips for resume writing, interviews, job search strategies and information about the role nurse practitioners.
Nonsuicidal self-injury: NPs must make patient safety the prioritySignificant gaps in the knowledge of EBP are evident as new diagnostic criteria are recognized and evolve in clinical practice. An example of this EBP knowledge gap is the diagnosis of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) that was identified in 2013 as a separate diagnosis in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5).
Zika virus: Arming parents for preventionOver the past several months, we have received information from news reports, local and state departments of health, and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the Zika virus, a mosquito-transmitted disease, and the devastating outcomes experienced by some pregnant women who contracted the Zika virus during pregnancy.
The digital footprint: A new enigmaThe Millennial generation grew up using computers in classrooms and at home, thus they embrace a world full of technology that excites, providing instant feedback, gratifications, sometimes sadness, and rapid changes in their everyday world.
Collaborators for changeBecause it requires forging alliances among all pediatric providers to initiate and effectively change policies to provide quality healthcare for all children and adolescents, this is a tough one: a collaboration that may not be embraced by everyone.
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