About This Blog

In Practice, a blog featuring the perspectives of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, was active from 2015 through 2017. The common theme of the blog was life as an NP or PA — both inside and outside the clinic — and the goal was to provide a platform for their distinctive voices and informed perspectives on topics relevant to clinicians in all settings.

Our Past Bloggers

Terms and Privacy

The blog is hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Society, publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. Comments to individual posts are, of course, encouraged. This is a moderated forum, meaning that editorial staff review comments before they are posted and that we need to know you are a real person (and that we require a valid email address). We will never publish that email address, and inclusion of your name is optional. We will also not publish comments that do the following:

  • Personally attack, abuse, or bait others
  • Make the same point repeatedly
  • Self-identify as a patient of our bloggers or one of their colleagues (this is a no-no in the post-HIPAA world)
  • Quote more material than is necessary to capture the point being made, or fail to attribute quoted material — please provide the link
  • Use comments as a venue for self-promotion or sales


NP/PA Bloggers

NP/PA Bloggers

Elizabeth Donahue, RN, MSN, NP‑C
Alexandra Godfrey, BSc PT, MS PA‑C
Emily F. Moore, RN, MSN, CPNP‑PC, CCRN

Advanced practice clinicians treating patients in a variety of settings and specialties

Learn more about In Practice: Reflections from NPs and PAs.