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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October 21, 2019
Beating burnout

The moment I log onto an online news source or social media, the first thing I see is that health care worker burnout is everywhere. So much so that I think practitioners are burned out on the term “burnout.” But what does this mean, and why is it so important?  Burnout, or burnout syndrome, is…

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October 21, 2019
Unforeseen circumstances during career transitions

Managing a busy lifestyle as a pharmacist can be one of the many challenging aspects of the profession no matter the setting you work in. You often can find yourself struggling with resiliency and burnout, and this may not even include your life outside of work. Stressors in day-to-day life are…

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October 21, 2019
Get to know your new hometown

As New Practitioners, many of you find yourselves moving across the country far away from your homes, colleges of pharmacy, and comfort zones for new jobs. Not only is it important to re-establish a professional network in your new hometown, but it’s also essential to settle into your new community…

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October 21, 2019
Four things your IT guy won’t tell you

Almost all of us have one: an “IT guy.” The person that knows everything there is to know about computers. Sometimes it’s just a friend who somehow has all the answers, or it might be that IT person in your hospital/office/mysterious call center who doesn’t believe you when you promised you already…

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October 21, 2019
Social media risks for pharmacists

Social media is how most people connect and interact with friends and family, learn about current events, and express themselves. However, there are risks for pharmacists, who are held to a high professional standard by the public and state boards of pharmacy.  Where does the risk come from? In…

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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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