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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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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November 7, 2018
Automate your finances

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as a New Practitioner when you are faced with multiple financial priorities. You not only have your monthly bills to pay, but you are also juggling how to pay off those pesky student loans while saving for retirement, building a down payment for a home, and hopefully…

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November 7, 2018
Giving back to my APhA–ASP Chapter

When I was as a member and co-president of the Butler University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences APhA–ASP Chapter, I was fortunate enough to meet and learn from the best mentors, both at the college and in the pharmacy community. I am still close with many of my mentors that I met during…

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November 7, 2018
Appreciating the (3) good things

How do you reflect on all the good that happens in your daily life? Improving mental health among professionals through burnout prevention is a current hot topic in the pharmacy profession. I appreciate the efforts of APhA and other professional organizations in facilitating conversations regarding…

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November 7, 2018
From resident to management: First months of life lessons

Since becoming a pharmacy manager in July, I have been challenging myself to implement lessons learned on leadership, management, human relations, and business planning to better my pharmacy, staff, and myself. Many of the shared thoughts below come from mentors, coaches, teachers, and friends who…

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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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