Starting Your Practice, A Survival Guide for Nurse Practitioners

Starting Your Practice

A Survival Guide for Nurse Practitioners

By Jean Nagelkerk, RN, PhD, FNP-C, Professor of Nursing, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA


Unit 1: Finding the Job You Want
1. Starting Out
2. Marketing Yourself
3. Corresponding with Potential Employers
4. Interview Process
Unit 2: The Tools You?ll Need to Get Started
5. Practice Credentials
6. Negotiating Contracts
7. Entrepreneurship
8. Starting Your Practice
9. Coding and Billing
Unit 3: The Tools You?ll Need to Practice
10. Documentation
11. Patient Education
12. Tracking Systems
13. Outcomes
14. Using Technology to Enhance Practice
Unit 4: Your Place in the Community
15. Community Involvement
16. Professional Involvement
17. Professional Collaboration
18. Professional Responsibilities and Leadership