RNS Workforce – BreakRheum Conversations

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BreakRheum Conversations

BreakRheum Conversations

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BreakRheum Conversation: Karen’s Journey

Carrie Beach, BSN, RN-BC speaks with fellow RNS Board Member, Karen McKarihan, MSN, NP-C, on how she found her way to rheumatology as a family nurse practitioner. Karen discusses job security for nurses in rheumatology, ample work-life balance, as well as the important facets of patient care within the role.


BreakRheum Conversation: Jackie’s Journey

Carrie Beach, BSN, RN-BC and Jackie Fritz, RN, MSN, RN-BC discuss the decisions that lead Jackie into the field of Rheumatology. Jackie shares how her journey to rheumatology nursing has lead to a challenging and fulfilling career.

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BreakRheum Conversation: Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinic of Northern Colorado

While the number of advanced practice providers (APPs) serving in rheumatology remain small, they have had a substantial impact on patient outcomes and are a great support to rheumatologists. Learn from Dr. Michael S. Thakor and Amanda Mixon, PA-C on how their healthcare team incorporates APPs within their practice.


BreakRheum Conversation: Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic’s Elizabeth Kirchner, CNP, RN-BC chats with Leonard Calabrese, DO and his daughter, Cassandra Calabrese, DO to discuss the impending “Rheumageddon”, and the impact of recruiting advanced practice providers (APPs) to combat the growing shortage of rheumatologists.

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