9780323024884

Starting Your Practice : A Survival Guide for Nurse Practitioners

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    9780323024884

  • ISBN10:

    0323024882

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-28
  • Publisher: Mosby

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"Whether you have just graduated from an advanced nursing practice program or are looking to advance in your career, Starting Your Practice: A Survival Guide for Nurse Practitioners is an ideal career planning resource. It's filled with helpful guidelines and proven strategies for success in every aspect of your NP practice."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

UNIT I Finding the Job You Want
1 Starting Out: Deciding What Job You Want,
3(26)
Jean Nagelkerk
Establishing Your Career and Practice,
3(2)
Advanced Practice Nursing,
5(5)
History of the Nurse Practitioner Role,
10(1)
Nurse Practitioner Education,
11(2)
Nurse Practitioner Practice,
13(3)
Nurse Practitioner State Recognition and Certification,
16(1)
Where to Begin,
16(4)
Personal and Professional Assessment,
20(3)
Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship,
23(6)
2 Nurse Practitioner Socialization and Marketing,
29(16)
Jean Nagelkerk
The Transition from Student to Nurse Practitioner,
29(5)
Self-Assessment and Professional Relationships,
34(4)
Marketing Tools,
38(7)
3 Corresponding and Interviewing with Potential Employers,
45(20)
Jean Nagelkerk
Preparing for Your Job Search,
45(10)
Interview Process,
55(10)
UNIT II Tools You Will Need to Get Started
4 Preparing for NP Practice: Certification and NP State Recognition,
65(18)
Maureen Ryan
Introduction: First Steps,
65(1)
Certification,
66(4)
Nurse Practitioner State Recognition and Practice Requirements,
70(4)
Prescriptive Authority,
74(2)
Employer Requirements,
76(1)
Collaborative Agreements and Protocols,
77(6)
5 Negotiating an Employment Contract,
83(18)
Thomas H. Ryan
Personal Assessment,
83(5)
The Employment Contract,
88(9)
Legal Issues,
97(4)
6 Third-Party Reimbursement,
101(12)
Katherine J. Dontje and Kathy M. Forrest
Understanding Third-Party Reimbursement,
101(4)
Provider Status and Insurance Contracting,
105(8)
7 Starting Your Nurse Practitioner Business,
113(26)
Jean Nagelkerk
Getting Started,
113(1)
The Business Plan,
114(7)
The Nurse-Managed Center,
121(8)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),
129(4)
Grant Writing,
133(6)
8 Coding and Billing for Nurse Practitioners,
139(30)
Ramona Benkert, Audrey Westdorp, and Mary P. White
Coding for Nurse Practitioner Services,
139(8)
Nursing Language,
147(2)
Summary,
149(1)
Billing for NP Services,
149(20)
UNIT III The Tools You Will Need to Practice
9 Documentation for the Nurse Practitioner,
169(22)
Mary P. White and Ramona Benkert
Documentation,
169(1)
SOAP Note,
170(5)
Evaluation and Management Documentation,
175(7)
Electronic Health Record,
182(4)
Referral and Consultation Letters,
186(5)
10 Client Education,
191(10)
Kim Litwack
Communicating through Client Education,
191(1)
Readiness to Learn,
192(2)
Barriers to Learning,
194(1)
The Importance of Client Education,
195(1)
Teaching Resources,
196(5)
11 Risk Management: Tracking Systems,
201(20)
Lori Houghton-Rahrig
Potential for Error,
201(4)
Tracking Systems,
205(2)
Paper Tracking Tickler System,
207(7)
Electronic Health Records,
214(7)
12 Health Care Quality: Evaluating Clinical Practice,
221(14)
Jean Nagelkerk
Quality Health Care,
221(14)
13 Using Technology to Enhance Practice,
235(24)
Leona B. Meengs
Technology and the Nurse Practitioner,
235(1)
Using the Internet,
236(6)
Personal Digital Assistants,
242(17)
UNIT IV Your Place in the Community
14 Community Involvement,
259(20)
Patricia W. Underwood
Benefits and Strategies for Community Involvement,
259(4)
Community Coalitions,
263(16)
15 Professional Involvement,
279(30)
Patricia W. Underwood
Making a Difference,
279(4)
Policy Development,
283(26)
16 Professional Collaboration,
309(16)
Ruth Ann Brintnall
Collaboration,
309(3)
Collaborative Practice,
312(5)
Collaborative Agreement,
317(2)
Referrals and Consultation,
319(6)
17 Professional Responsibilities,
325(35)
Leona B. Meengs
The Professional Role of the Nurse Practitioner,
325(1)
Making the Most of Time,
325(7)
Providing Cost-Effective Care,
332(1)
Providing Quality Care,
333(2)
Maintaining Competencies,
335(1)
Peer Review,
336(5)
Advancing the Profession,
341(10)
Leadership,
351(2)
Personal Growth,
353
Appendixes
1-1 Culminating Clinical Behaviors,
360(10)
1-2 Visits across the Life Span,
370(3)
1-3 State Board of Nursing Contact Information,
373(7)
1-4 Family Nurse Practitioner Job Description,
380(3)
2-1 Self-Assessment Scale,
383(3)
2-2 Attitudes and Values Scale,
386(2)
4-1 Five Categories of Controlled Substances and Sample DEA Application for Registration,
388(6)
4-2 Collaborative Agreement,
394(2)
4-3 Sample Protocol,
396(2)
6-1 Example of Cost Considerations for a Capitation Model,
398(3)
6-2 Information Necessary to Start the Nurse Practitioner Credentialing Process,
401(3)
7-1 Sample Business Plan,
404(13)
7-2 Sample Basic Grant Application with Introductory Cover Letter,
417(13)
8-1 Common Terms and Definitions Used in the Coding and Billing Process,
430(2)
8-2 Coding Case Study,
432(3)
8-3 Payers and Basic Rules and Regulations for APN Billing,
435(2)
8-4 Examples of Superbills,
437(3)
8-5 Sample Appeal Letter,
440(1)
9-1 Commonly Used Medical Abbreviations,
441(15)
9-2 Examples of Preprinted Progress Notes,
456(5)
9-3 Hypertension Progress Note,
461(3)
9-4 Evaluation and Management Documentation Guide,
464(6)
9-5 Examination Requirements for E&M Documentation,
470(15)
9-6 Sample Documentation of Patient Encounter,
485(3)
9-7 Table of Risk,
488(3)
9-8 Referral Letter,
491(1)
9-9 Consultation Letter,
492(1)
10-1 Asthma Handout,
493(2)
11-1 Electronic Health (Medical) Record Software Companies,
495(2)
13-1 Patient Internet Information Letter,
497(2)
13-2 Resources for the Nurse Practitioner,
499(8)
13-3 eRisk Working Group for Healthcare: Guidelines for Online Communication,
507(4)
14-1 Community Coalition Worksheets,
511(3)
15-1 Example of Letter to a Legislator,
514(1)
15-2 Example of Testimony,
515(5)
16-1 Exemplar: Oncology Specialty Practice Role Development,
520(5)
16-2 Sample Collaborative Contract between a University and a Private Practice,
525(6)
16-3 Notification of Practice Announcement,
531(1)
17-1 Diabetes Flow Sheet,
532(2)
17-2 AANP Standards of Practice and a Proposal for a Code of Ethics for NPs,
534(2)
17-3 Patient Satisfaction Survey,
536(3)
17-4 Nurse Practitioner Peer Review Record,
539(13)
17-5 Nurse Practitioner Job Performance Evaluation Tool,
552(5)
17-6 Preceptor Letter,
557(1)
17-7 Preceptor Matching Survey and Key,
558(1)
17-8 Preceptor and Clinical Site Survey,
559(1)
17-9 Student Matching Survey and Key,
560(1)
17-10 Nurse Practitioner Student Assessment,
561(1)
17-11 Ground Rules and Expectations,
562(2)
17-12 Ambulatory Care Procedural and Experiential Log,
564

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