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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June 26, 2018
Work–life balance re-imagined

The term “work–life balance” has always frustrated me. Other people often speak as though achieving this balance is no more difficult than opening a can of soda pop. Few mention the pressures applied by bosses, co-workers, and society as a whole, nor does anyone seem to address the imminent doom I…

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June 26, 2018
“New-lywed” practitioners

We met at the APhA–ASP Summer Leadership Institute in 2013 and have continued connecting at conferences and become even better friends since graduating! Last year, we excitedly shared details about our weddings over tacos, and this fall, we are getting married 1 week apart from each other. It’s…

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June 26, 2018
Headed home, then to another new home

The months of June and July are a time of transition for many. The season undergoes a change from spring to summer. Those in colder regions finally begin experiencing the warmth after a long grueling winter, while people in the warmer regions find themselves seeking good air-conditioning and shade…

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June 26, 2018
Part clinical coordinator, part air traffic controller

Specialty pharmacy is becoming a name well known within pharmacy practice. Though I wasn’t introduced to this concept until after my residency, I have spent the past 4 years as a New Practitioner developing and practicing specialty pharmacy services. At my practice site, I work with a team of 14…

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June 26, 2018
Discovering balance during residency

It was last summer, and I was a new graduate of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. I had just matched with the residency program of my dreams and was set to move halfway across the country. After saying goodbye to friends and family, I eagerly set off for North…

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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, virtual roundtables, and private consultations to secure a stable financial future.
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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