Barbara C Phillips, NP, FAANPNurse Practitioner Business Owners blog (NPBusiness.ORG) is an idea that was born out the need and frustration for Nurse Practitioners in private, independent practice to be able to connect, share resources, offer support, and learn from one another. It goes beyond that day to day support we give and receive from one another around our professional practice…this goes into the business of being a NP.

NPs who have their own practices are breaking the mold for NPs in general as most are still in employed situations (out of preference or necessity). There are also NPs who have broken the “private practice mold” and are working in and outside areas of health care that are new and exciting. NPs have businesses in the educational field, legal field, insurance field, anti-aging field, retail and more.

It is the goal of this site to look at all areas of business that NPs are involved in. To do so…it requires that input and assistance of many NPs…and fortunately several NPs in practice have already agreed to participate.

NPBusiness.ORG will is new and will continue to grow with the needs of Nurse Practitioners. You are encouraged to participate and can do so in one of many ways:

  • Leave a comment on the blog
  • Contribute a written piece – perhaps an article, resources or practice regulations in your location, etc. Some ideas for articles of interest may include issues around billing, insurance companies, finding the right malpractice policy, hiring staff, outfitting an office, business insurance, book keeping, taxes, legal assistance and business structure just to name a few.
  • Answer questions and offer support to those needing assistance.

I am often asked how someone can work with me. You’ll find updated information on suggestions when you visit our Work with Barbara page.

To contact me or to leave a general comment, concern or question, please feel free to use the contact me forms you’ll find around the site. Alternatively, feel free to visit my site @ www.barbaracphillips.com.

Update: Barbara was  named Fellow of the AANP (http://npbusiness.org/faanp/) June 2013.

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Wishing you success,

Barbara C. Phillips, MN, NP, FAANP
Family & Geriatric Nurse Practitioner