Resources for Clinicians

NPBO™ Startup System 2.0

The NPBO™ Startup System 2.0 – complexly updated – has put many NPs and PAs on the path to practice ownership. It’s designed to be self study allows you to progress at your own pace. Visit for further information.

NPBO™ Private Community

In 2007 it became clear that nurse practitioners and other clinicians needed a private place on the web to discuss issues around starting and growing a practice, and thus NursePractitionerBusinessOwner™ was created. It’s open to all clinicians and healthcare providers who are looking for a like minded community of clinicians with business on the mind.

Smart Business Planning

One of the most common questions we receive here at NPBO™ is about writing business plans. While there are plenty of free templates for writing business plans, none of them address the issues that are central to a healthcare practice.  Johanna Hofman, MBA, LAc created this course to help Nurse Practitioners and other healthcare providers create a winning business plan.
Smart Business Planning for Clinicians

Merchant Account Options

If you are confused about merchant accounts and what to do for your practice, there are several options available to you. Carolyn Zaumeyer, NP has been working with merchant accounts and healthcare practices. She’ll give you a walk through of the merchant accounts, as well as help you determine if it’s right for you. Ignite Payments/FirstData.

No doubt you have hear of the SquareUp app you can use with your mobile devices. It’s a great way to get started accepting payments in your office.

Tools for Your Practice

HIPAA Compliant, online scheduling app you can use in your business (Think about embedding your schedule in your website for patients!). And yes, they will sign a BAA! Acuity Scheduling

Marketing Information

Coming Soon!

Professional Organizations

AANP is the largest full-service national professional membership organization for Nurse Practitioners of all specialties. www.AANP.ORG

American Nurses Credentialing Center – Credentialing for many nurse and nurse practitioner specialties.

NP Publications

A magazine for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants offering the latest in news, salary information and innovative strategies to help further your career. Advance NPs & PAs 

Commonly known as the “blue” NP journal, it provides peer reviewed articles and other information of importance to NPs. The Nurse Practitioner

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners offers peer-reviewed clinical articles, original research, continuing education, and departments that help practitioners excel as providers of primary and acute care across the lifespan. The journal is an official publication of AANP and is affiliated with the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners.

Other Links and Resources


DEA – Apply here to get your DEA number


Advance for NPs & PAs

The Nurse Practitioner Journal


Family Practice Management

Medical Economics

Physicians Practice – Practice Management Journal

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