Nurse 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.
Update: Barbara was named Fellow of the AANP (http://npbusiness.org/faanp/) June 2013.
Remember to bookmark the site and check back at least weekly and/or be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed.
Wishing you success,
I’ve been working with NPBO™ for many years. While I’m taking on a more active role today, I mostly work behind the scenes…
I write blog posts, content for web pages, and emails. I help create digital products and contribute to various marketing activities.
And if you’re interested, here’s a bit more about me…
I’ve been a small business owner for over twenty-five years; fifteen of which I spent as an alternative health care provider, practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Herbs). Before that, I worked in corporate America as a Systems Analyst
I hold Masters Degrees in both Business Administration and Acupuncture. I have taught Practice Management courses at the university level for many years, including Bastyr University and NIAOM (Northwest Insitute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), both in Seattle, WA.
I believe in learning. I love learning “stuff” and I am a life-long learner…
Over the years I’ve reinvented myself… from computer Systems Analyst to Chinese Medicine Practitioner to professionally trained Copywriter today.
And the knowledge I’ve gained from it all, flows into the work I do today.
And here’s one more tidbit about me…
I am passionate about business!
It’s business that makes the work go round; it’s what makes it all possible!
All the Best…
Johanna Hofmann, MBA, MAc. EAMP
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