Starting Your Practice, 1st Edition

A Survival Guide for Nurse Practitioners
Author :
Jean Nagelkerk
Date of Publication: 12/2005
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 eve ...view more
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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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.

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

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