Starting Your Practice

A Survival Guide for Nurse Practitioners


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

This unique resource is an ideal career-planning guide for advanced practice students, recent graduates, and practicing nurse practitioners who want to expand their careers. It's filled with helpful guidelines and proven strategies for success in every aspect of NP practice, including certification and licensure, finding and negotiating a practice opportunity, and developing community and professional partnerships.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2005
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-02488-4

Table of Contents

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