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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September 11, 2019
Binge with Brad

My name is Brad Rzendzian and I am only slightly ashamed to say that I consume TV, podcasts, movies, and books the way Joey Chestnut consumes hot dogs. Transitions has graciously allowed me to share my recommendations for your next binge. As always, my taste is eclectic to say the least, so there…

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September 11, 2019
Wellness. Mindfulness. Burnout. Resiliency.

These four buzzwords are at the forefront of discussion, not just in the pharmacy profession but across society as a whole. APhA so believes in the importance of addressing these topics that last fall, the Association adopted the APhA Statement on Commitment to the Well-Being and Resiliency of…

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September 11, 2019
Meeting new people as a New Practitioner

In school, you tend to make friends with the people whom you share classes. You may have friendships that stem from the hometowns where you grew up, people with whom you attended church, played sports, or from other activities. But life changes. As New Practitioners, you may move away from the…

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September 11, 2019
Immeasurable growth

Every day that I feel challenged at work is a good day. When I initially searched for a career path, one of the most enticing aspects of academia was the endless possibilities of different roles that it offered. Although I have only served as a faculty member for about 3 years, I feel my…

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September 11, 2019
Having difficult conversations

“We need to stop all of the cystic fibrosis antibiotics. They are not helping the exacerbation.” I drew in my breath as my eyes shot up from my computer. I was rounding with the infectious disease consult team. We were discussing a patient who was admitted with a cystic fibrosis exacerbation. The…

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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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