Managing Your Practice

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A Guide for Advanced Practice Nurses


  • Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
  • Ann Glasgow MSHCA, MSN, FNP
  • Jane Young CRNP, MSN

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Are you establishing a solo or collaborative health care practice? This concise reference book is designed to provide the basic business and management skills you need. It is packed with practical information, from writing your mission statement to preparing and implementing a business plan, to marketing and legal considerations. Three sample business plans are included as an appendix.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 30, 2003
  • Page Count 248
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826119346
  • EISBN 9780826119353

About The Author(s) 


, is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was dean from 1982 through 1997. She has received numerous honors and awards including the

American Journal of Nursing

Book of the Year Award 20 times. Dr. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and health care literature, and serves as editor of three nursing journals. Her most recent Springer books are

Theory in Nursing: Application to Research and Practice

, coedited with Geraldine McCarthy,

Encyclopedia of Nursing Education

, coedited with Mary Jane Smith and Roger Carpenter, and

Concept Analysis

, coedited with Geraldine McCarthy. She also coedited, with Kathleen R. Tusaie, the Springer Publishing book,

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing: Integrating Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, and Complementary and Alternative Approaches


Table of Contents 

  1. Managing Your Practice as an APN: The Basics, J.J. Fitzpatrick, A. Glasgow, T. Goudie, and J. Young
  2. New Practice Models for APNs: Thinking Outside the Box, M.K. Bailey and E.B. Gross
  3. Strategic Planning, T. Goudie
  4. Merging the Professional and Business Models for APN Practice, A. Glasgow
  5. Credentialing and Continuing Education, A. Glasgow
  6. Financing the Practice, J.C. Thomas
  7. Developing a Marketing Strategy, A. Glasgow
  8. Negotiation: Getting What You Need, B.L. Kennedy
  9. Effective Leadership in Practice Management, A. Glasgow
  10. Collaborative APN Practice, A. Wolff
  11. Practice and Information Management, J. Young
  12. Quality Management, C.W. Thompson
  13. Risk Management and Legal Issues, S. Comstock
  14. Ethical Issues Relative to APN Practice, A. Glasgow

  15. Bibliography
    Appendix 1: Certifying Boards for Specific Practice Areas
    Appendix 2: State Licensing Agencies
    Appendix 3: Patient Survey of Health Care for a Practice
    Appendix 4: Leadership Self Assessment
    Appendix 5: State Positions on Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners
    Appendix 6: Ethical Decision-Making Worksheet
    Appendix 7: Quality Health Unlimited: A Sample Strategic Plan, E.B. Gross
    Appendix 8: Time Out for Wellness: A Sample Business Plan, J. Thanavaro
    Appendix 9: A Greenup Well Family Care Center: A Sample Business Plan, A. England, N. Fagan, B. Henrichon, B. Keller, and J. Thomas