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 29, 2020
Adventure awaits … Say yes!

This is the story of 3 days, 4 friends, 1 glacier, 2 waterfalls, 5 lakes, 38 miles by foot, and unquantifiable memories.  The perfect mental health break I visited my first U.S. national park—Glacier National Park in Montana—in October. Weeks leading up to the trip, our group spent quite some time…

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November 29, 2020
My pink KitchenAid mixer and me

I remember as a child wanting to pick a skill that would become my “thing.” That thing that people know you for. While I tried my hand at sports (soccer, volleyball) and music (violin), I was just OK at them. Then I decided that my thing would be baking. Fifteen years later and I think it is safe…

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November 29, 2020
Leaning on your pharmacy strengths during uncertainty

As the initial waves of panic and fear, planning and coordination, and the beginning of resource scarcity hit at the start of the COVID–19 global pandemic, patients and pharmacies were inundated with calls and refill requests. There were demands for as much medication as possible to better ensure…

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November 29, 2020
A new resident in a new program

Graduating and starting a career is typically a nerve-racking experience. There are many emotions as one navigates the unknowns of the future. This stands true for me. I graduated from pharmacy school during a universally uncertain time in May of this year, and soon started a PGY1 Community…

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November 29, 2020
Communication: A key risk management tool for pharmacists

Communication is an important element of pharmacy practice, including communicating with members of the patient health care team to coordinate patient care and educating patients regarding their treatment. Understanding how information is effectively communicated and heard can help promote positive…

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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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