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 27, 2021
An emotional quarantine: Navigating life during a pandemic

The COVID–19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges, threatening physical and mental health. Daily lives have been completely uprooted. The fear and uncertainty of infection further add to the burden. These taxing effects only exacerbate the existing issues surrounding mental well-being among…

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January 27, 2021
Planning to succeed in 2021

I always loved a good planner. In high school and college, my planner was my go-to companion. You never saw me without it. However, I quickly learned that pharmacy school schedules frequently change, so I converted over to an electronic planner. Having a planner in my phone was not only convenient…

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January 27, 2021
Dedicated to lifelong learning

Upon graduating from pharmacy school, every New Practitioner focuses on studying for the NAPLEX, reviewing everything that was taught in pharmacy school and ensuring they will pass. What about when there aren’t any more exams to ensure that you will learn all of the new changes in guidelines? Many…

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January 27, 2021
Back to school

As has been said time and time again, 2020 was a whirlwind, and, for me, it brought about major career decisions.  While in college and subsequently as a New Practitioner, I have been cruising at a fast forward pace, metaphorically speeding down the interstate of the hustle and bustle of life…

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January 27, 2021
I have always wanted to be a mother

The saying goes “get too attached.” This adage is the underpinning of many aspects of foster care, of which I have recently become acquainted. Before I dive in, allow me to highlight a few disclaimers: I am no expert on foster care and/or trauma, but I am willing to detail my experience. What I…

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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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