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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Transitions
January 16, 2019
Declutter your life in 2019

“Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.”—Wendell Berry If you are like me, you accumulate things. Amassing items can be a really great thing. When I was younger, Beanie Babies brought me happiness that you couldn’t imagine. I remember the day I discovered…

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January 15, 2019
Cooking with Christine

Welcome to “Cooking with Christine”! Reporting live from a brand-new kitchen, brand-new state, and brand-new job, this new version of the old Christine is rarely home in her kitchen in St Petersburg, FL, and rarely has time (or frankly, finances) to make anything fancy for dinner. However, my loss…

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January 15, 2019
How to live in a new location

Up until July 2017, I had spent my entire life in central Ohio, including college and pharmacy school. But living in a new place became an increasingly realistic possibility as I looked at residency programs in surrounding states and across the country.  When Match Day came, I learned I had matched…

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January 15, 2019
Motivational interviewing: How patients motivate themselves

It is another typical day in the family medicine clinic. Your first patient of the day is a gentleman with an A1C of 12%. He has been coming to appointments in the clinic regularly with you for the past 6 months, but his A1C remains elevated. He reports missing several doses of medications each…

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November 7, 2018
Sometimes you have to stop and pet the dog

Whether it’s their hilarity, devotion, or quirky personalities, pets make our lives brighter. As a dog owner myself, I know that even after my toughest workday, my dog will cheer me up when I get home. As  New Practitioners, we not only experience stressful days at work, but also must balance 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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