Dr. Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC

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What the Healthcare Industry Can Learn From Pokemon Go

Posted by Dr. Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC 9, December, 2016

On July 6, 2016, American software development company Niantic launched its new augmented-reality app, Pokemon Go. Within 13 hours of launch, it became the top-grossing app in the United States, as well as the most popular mobile game in history. Pokemon Go is on more phones than Twitter or Tinder, and it has reached over 26 countries across the globe. 

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Why Culture is Critically Important to Healthcare Job Seekers

Posted by Dr. Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC 4, October, 2016

As a nurse practitioner, I’m bombarded with job opportunities. If I’m not being tweeted at, emailed, or called by a recruiter on a given day, I expect a postcard in the mail. Otherwise, I might start to think the zombie apocalypse has arrived. I’m quite fortunate to have chosen a high-demand career, but sometimes the number of potential opportunities can be overwhelming.

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Nurse Practitioners & Physicians in Primary Care: A Dynamic Duo

Posted by Dr. Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC 6, April, 2016

Both nurse practitioners and physicians provide high-quality, expert primary care services to patients across the United States. Day to day, they work together for the betterment of their patients; however, sometimes hidden agendas from large political groups can create an uncomfortable and unnecessary rift between this dynamic duo. 

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2016 Telehealth Trends for Nurse Practitioners

Posted by Dr. Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC 10, February, 2016

The 40 years of telemedicine research coupled with the growing momentum for patient-centered care has created the perfect storm for an explosion of digital health innovation.  Nurse practitioners wanting to stay on the forefront of emerging technologies should anticipate exciting changes in 2016 including new legislation, disruptive startup companies, and creative products. This article reviews important milestones from the telehealth industry in 2015 and forecasts upcoming trends relevant to the modern nurse practitioner.  

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