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Clinician Review Monthly Career Round-Up: November 2015

PR Newswire: Nurse Practitioners Urge Solution For VA Health Delays This Veterans Day

Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is marking Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th, by calling for a common sense solution that would immediately improve access to vital health care services for our nation's veterans.

Los Angeles Sentinel: Legislation Introduced to Address Physician Assistant Educational Needs

As the only former Physician Assistant (PA) now serving in Congress, Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently introduced two pieces of legislation to make sure that people who want to become Physician Assistants have the ability to successfully attend college as well as making sure that Physician Assistant education programs have the resources they need.

D Healthcare Daily: Start-Up Guarantees a Nurse Practitioner at Your Home Within an Hour

The Plano startup PediaQ, which offers an on-demand mobile app for pediatric urgent care services, has closed on a new round of funding and is pivoting to accept insurance from its patients. PediaQ allows parents of sick children to use an app to summon a nurse practitioner to their home or workplace.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Bill Seeks to Recruit More Physician Assistants for VA Hospitals

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Joe Heck introduced legislation Thursday aimed at alleviating a shortage of physician assistants at VA health facilities. The bill would establish a five-year pilot program under which the Department of Veterans Affairs would provide assistance to former medics and corpsmen training to become physician assistants in exchange for a period of service in VA clinics after earning their certification as a PA.

Becker's Hospital Review: How Physicians Paid Staff in 2015

Average annual staff salaries - Clinical staff, such as nurse practitioners or physician assistants, earned more than nonclinical staff. The average annual salary in 2015 for NPs and PAs was $87,000 and $85,000, respectively.