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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July 27, 2020
Job hunting during COVID–19

There are expectations when you take on a year of postgraduate training. One, you expect to continue the learning that was started while on APPE rotations. Two, you expect to secure a job and jump-start your career. COVID–19 has left a lot of us fulfilling only the first expectation. I was one of…

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July 27, 2020
Deciding on a dog during residency

Ever since I was younger, I desperately wanted a dog. A dog topped every birthday and Christmas list until I was about 12. Shortly before college, I found my favorite breed: corgis, and looking at pictures of corgis became one of my stress relievers since I thought that pharmacy school and…

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July 27, 2020
Tips for participating in video interviews

While pharmacy remained an essential business during the COVID–19 pandemic, face-to-face job interviews became all but impossible due to furloughs, cut hours, hiring freezes, and shutdowns. For New Practitioners hitting the job market during this time, the job hunt looked different from other times…

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July 27, 2020
Five valuable lessons learned as a New Practitioner

Starting a career as a New Practitioner presents exciting opportunities, challenging situations, and a realm of the unknown to be discovered. It makes you question why you started your career in the first place, how you can be an influence on others, and what steps you want to take to reach various…

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July 27, 2020
Pandemic-induced plant parenting

A couple of months ago, I found myself moving to a new city to start my first full-time job as a pharmacist. Having a new living space all to myself meant that I had a blank canvas to work with and incorporate every interior design lesson I have learned from Joanna Gaines over the years. Then came…

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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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