Does anyone know of any skills workshops for NPs? I know the AANP does a lot of this at their annual conference but I am looking for something before next year. I came from a program which was heavy on assessment and clinical decision making, not so much though on the actual hands-on (like suturing or lesion removal). I did complain about this during school and was told that we'd pick that up on the job. Well, I did a bit but now I'm applying for privileges at a local hospital and for NPs they want competency in hands-on stuff like this. Both for this reason and also because I hate practicing on paying customers I'd like to get more practice. Any suggestions?
BTW school is adding a course on "clinical procedures" now... go figure!