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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March 17, 2020
New Practitioners come together via the APhA Local Initiative

When the 2019–20 APhA New Practitioner Network Member Engagement Standing Committee met at the beginning of its term, we started off by discussing the organization each of us had come to rely on so much for our professional development (aka learning and growing), creation of a broader professional…

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March 17, 2020
Standing up for pharmacy change, one letter at a time

Do you remember the feeling of walking away from your school campus, degree in hand and poufy hat on a head filled with hope for a bright future? A few months into becoming a pharmacist, you realized that the health care industry was flawed and put you at a disadvantage as a pharmacist. Even worse…

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March 17, 2020
Wedding planning? How to navigate tough conversations

Planning a wedding can increase stress even for the best planners. Many decisions are required to plan the perfect day and have all the choices come together. Perhaps you and your partner have already decided what you want for the day long before the proposal. Or perhaps there were limited…

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March 17, 2020
Why knowing your financial ‘why’ matters

What usually comes to mind when you think about creating a financial plan? Drafting a solid budget? Paying off student loans or credit card debt? Saving money for a down payment on a home? Having a multimillion-dollar nest egg available when you retire? Let’s fast forward 30 or 35 years from now.…

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March 17, 2020
Finding success in your 2020 goals

New Year’s Day 2020 ushered in another chorus of well-meaning “New Year, New Me” mantras. However, most of us are keenly aware that by March, we all too often fall into the “New Year, Same Me” pattern. What happened to all of those impassioned changes we wanted to make in January? In school, most…

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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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