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
May 19, 2020
Walking a mile in their shoes: A COVID–19 perspective

Growing up in the Midwest has taught me to have a great deal of respect for, and fear of, natural disasters. My childhood was filled with many memories of taking shelter from tornados as they ravaged everything in their way. This year, I have come to respect and fear something much greater and…

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May 19, 2020
Building your professional social network

“Pharmacy is a small world.” This phrase, used by my pharmacy school professors to reiterate the importance of networking and professionalism while out in the “real world” of clinical rotations and pharmacy conferences, was not an understatement. For me especially, all my pharmacy jobs—from a…

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May 19, 2020
Staying connected while apart

If you are anything like me, the anticipation of 2020 was palpable. I was done with my pharmacy education and training and had moved to a new city to begin an exciting role. The start of a new decade was a refreshing way to get my work and goals aligned. Then COVID–19 hit the United States.  With a…

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May 19, 2020
Home buying during a pandemic?

Buying a house is not an easy feat, especially for first-timers. What makes it even worse? Try buying one during a global pandemic. Pharmacists are ingrained with using objectives when learning. Since this was my first time buying a house (and a learning experience), I went into this with an…

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May 19, 2020
The at-home gym membership

When 2020 started, it was time for me to take on a new challenge. For many, the old and glorified “New Year’s Resolution,” usually involves some sort of habit change, and often fitness rises to the top of the list. For myself, I was no stranger to fitness, but working out consistently had dropped…

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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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