Advanced practice nurses (APNs) have new business opportunities in ambulatory care created by healthcare reform and the expanded scope of nursing practice.
A well-developed and sophisticated business plan is an essential first step in setting up a successful APN practice that reinforces APNs’ contributions to health care, and leads to real rewards for patients and families, APNs, and the healthcare industry.
To learn more, see Johnson & Garvin. (2017). Advanced practice nurses: Developing a business plan for an independent ambulatory clinical practice. Nursing Economic$, 35(3), 126-133, 141. As a supplement to this article, a summary business plan can be found at www.nursingeconomics.net.