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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January 13, 2020
Safeguard your wellness through proper meal prep

What do wellness and time management have in common? I often fall prey to the misconception that I can do it all, that multi-tasking is finely honed art and that all of my plates are spinning synchronously. Inevitably, I will hit a work week that just dashes that belief to pieces. The worst is when…

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January 13, 2020
Saying no(t right now)

It’s a Friday night and I am in the office finishing up some details on a project my preceptor gave to me just yesterday. In the back of my mind, there’s that gentle scratch of finishing a manuscript, preparing for a pharmacology lecture, and data collecting for my research project this year. Yet…

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January 13, 2020
Joys and challenges of working in mental health

In 2015, I had the good fortune of becoming the first student pharmacist employed by Apothecare, an outpatient community pharmacy that serves patients of Southeast Healthcare Services, a federally qualified health center in Ohio. The clinic system specializes in mental health and substance use…

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January 13, 2020
Top 5 tips for developing presentations

“With great power comes great responsibility.” Our power as pharmacists lies in disseminating knowledge to patients and health care providers. Below are some tips that will assist in fulfilling our responsibility of delivering great presentations.   1. Know your audience  Build your presentation…

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January 13, 2020
Advice from chapter advisors

Many New Practitioners remember just how instrumental their APhA–ASP Chapter Advisors were in shaping their growth as student pharmacists. Even beyond graduation, many of those connections live on, and for some, these role models have inspired aspirations of becoming advisors themselves. But how…

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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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