The APhA New Practitioner Network is here to support and to guide your transition from student to successful new practitioner, and beyond. Together APhA helps new graduates discover opportunities in pharmacy, develop themselves and their professional network, and define the future of their profession and career. The APhA New Practitioner Network provides programs, tools, and connections to assist you in making the transition through new practitioner life a little easier.

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March 14, 2019
Novice home-buying

First time purchasing a home? Little idea about what to do? As a recent new homeowner, this is how I initially felt and I hope this article gives you a glimpse of my experience as you begin yours. To keep it short and simple, I have three points I took away from my experience: do your research,…

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March 14, 2019
The art of introspection

I have never met a personality inventory I didn’t like. I could make a case for the importance of knowing what cheese you are as well as your Myers–Briggs personality. In the past, these meaningful personal insights have come as a result of anything from pure procrastination to a required…

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March 14, 2019
Lessons learned in the first 5 years

What follows are ideas of mine which might help final-year student pharmacists and New Practitioners transition into the workplace. Focus on financial planning After graduating from pharmacy school, many of us are confronted with massive student loan debt, and some student pharmacists never…

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March 14, 2019
Rediscover your purpose

The date was May 6, 2017. I was surrounded by my closest friends who had become my “pharmily.” We sat and listened as a series of speakers discussed our accomplishments over the previous 4 years, and motivated us for the years to come. We heard about the differences that we would make in the…

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March 11, 2019
Tax preparation tips for the New Practitioner

As a New Practitioner, it is estimated that over the course or your career, you will earn $9 million in gross income with approximately $6 million moving through your bank account after paying taxes. By doing some long-term planning to get ahead of your tax situation, you will help to mitigate the…

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Financial Education Resources: APhA recognizes that true financial freedom comes with generating residual income. Our member-exclusive financial education resources provide you with student debt management solutions, refinancing options, and savings strategies to help you plan for your future. Take advantage of our webinars, free tools, and financial consultations to secure a stable financial future.
Pathway to New Practitioner Life Webinar Series: Navigating life as a new practitioner involves board exam preparation, residency and job interviews, crucial time management strategies, and learning how to leverage your personal brand to succeed in the job market. This webinar series will introduce you to opportunities for pharmacists, aid in your professional development, and help you better understand the next steps in your career.
Community Health Ambassador: APhA is proud to offer New Practitioners the opportunity to give back to their communities, enhance their communication skills, and promote pharmacist-provided patient care services. 
New Practitioner Mentor: Develop your mentor skills while connecting with APhA-ASP Chapters and interacting with student pharmacists.
New Practitioner Leadership Opportunities: Serve your peers and the profession of pharmacy through the APhA New Practitioner Advisory Committee and APhA NPN Standing Committees.
New Graduate Resources: Join APhA today and LAUNCH your career with these new practitioner benefits! Thomas E. Menighan, APhA CEO shares his words of wisdom for New Practitioners: Adventures of a New Practitioner.

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ENGAGE: A members-only e-community featuring the APhA New Practitioner Network Community and nine APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
Day of NP LIFE: Exclusive meeting for New Practitioners featuring personal and professional development programs. 
APhA Academies: The APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management, as well as the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science, are dedicated to providing focused support and specialized resources for pharmacists. 

Partnership     Define – Your Success

Distinguished New Practitioner Award: The Distinguished New Practitioner Award was established in 2010 to recognize an individual new practitioner who has demonstrated distinctive achievements in mentorship, service, and commitment to the profession of pharmacy. 
Board of Pharmacy Specialties: Through our rigorous standards, the BPS board certified pharmacist stands out as the most qualified to take on today’s expanding expectations of patients, physicians, employers and others who recognize the increasing need for a team approach to healthcare.

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