Starting Your Practice

1st Edition

A Survival Guide for Nurse Practitioners


  • Jean Nagelkerk
    • Print ISBN 9780323024884

    Key Features

    • Guidelines for completing the necessary requirements for certification and licensure
    • Tips for finding and negotiating a practice opportunity
    • Strategies for using available technology and tools, such as the internet and PDAs, to create a successful clinical practice environment
    • Ideas for developing a community partnership by creating successful professional and clinical contacts in the community
    • Practical advice on how best to market oneself and interview with potential employers
    • Key information on establishing systems in practice, using tools to enhance clinical judgment, and other important responsibilities related to clinical practice
    • A wealth of real-world examples, including resumes, collaborative agreements, contracts, business plans, billing and coding, and productivity flowcharts, provide essential resources for a successful practice

    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


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    © 2006
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