As nurse practitioners (NPs), we often find ourselves navigating a complex relationship with collaborating physicians. While collaboration, when needed, is essential for optimal patient care, the requirement for formal collaboration agreements in some states has sparked debate within our profession. Having practiced in a full practice state, I’ve experienced the benefits of voluntary collaboration. I’ve Read More

When thinking about business, the vast majority of nurses and nurse practitioners start with the idea of doing something that utilizes the professional skills they have developed. That makes sense, you spend years getting your education and developing your skills and talents, why not use them? And use them you can…though perhaps in different ways. Read More

As NPs, we excel in telling patients how important it is to take care of themselves. But how well are we taking care of ourselves personally and professionally?Do we follow our own advice? Some of us do, but I’m afraid for some of us, self-care remains a struggle.

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When we hear of a HIPAA incident, we think of a hospital data breach or a hacked healthcare network. Most of us don’t think about HIPAA violations in the context of small, private practices

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Have you experienced restrictions because of a noncompete clause in your contract? If so, you understand how limiting and frustrating it can be. While they make sense for employers, they don’t work so well for employees.

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Small practices are at risk for HIPAA violations. Here are the 5 most common types and their consequences. Are you prepared? HIPAA, aka the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, requires providers and healthcare organizations to protect patient health information. The official definition of HIPAA is: “The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is Read More