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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February 26, 2018
A new way to journal

If you follow any bloggers or regularly surf the Internet, you may have seen the phrase Bullet Journal (or BuJo) popping up over the last few months. It was described to me as a to-do-list, planner, and diary all wrapped in one package. As someone who has always been obsessed with my planner and…

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February 26, 2018
Five leadership tips for managing challenging staff

It is always challenging for me to manage technicians who are older than me or that perceive they have more experience than I do. It is a delicate balance between being kind and understanding while also being authoritative and commanding respect. How can you make your pharmacy team function on a…

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February 26, 2018
Make your case to learn more at work

It is safe to say that as a pharmacist, you have at least some interest in learning. After all, no right-minded person would put themselves through that much schooling if they didn’t. After school, learning comes in all shapes and sizes, but for brevity’s sake, I will focus on only two. First and…

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February 26, 2018
Finding your best “yes” as a New Practitioner

This year marks my second as a New Practitioner. My first year of “NP life” was in an inpatient residency program, with all of the intensity, learning curves, and adjustments that brings. Following residency, I added a new notch to my belt: academia. I was blessed with the opportunity to take on a…

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February 26, 2018
A day in the LI-fe of Christine the Clinician

The term clinician to most pharmacy-trained and pharmacy-inclined individuals usually refers to someone who is a health professional that works in a hospital setting to diagnose, treat, and care for their patients in a clinical setting. During pharmacy school, many of you endeavored to become…

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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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