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Doody ReviewsReviewer: Kathleen M. Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This comprehensive reference guide is designed to assist nurse practitioners in using the principles of business in a healthcare practice setting. The authors educate readers on business practices within the framework of the nurse practitioner role.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist nurse practitioners in developing and maintaining a viable business in these challenging economic times. These objectives are truly essential in the current healthcare environment. This is a timely book as nurse practitioners explore their role in addressing the current primary care shortage.
Audience: The audience includes both master's and doctoral nurse practitioner students, currently practicing nurse practitioners, and healthcare practice administrators. Both authors are experienced nurse practitioners and experts in their fields.
Features: This book is organized into three specific sections. The first covers the essentials of the nurse practitioner role, incorporating nurse practitioners in the current healthcare system, and the impact of current laws and future legislation. The second presents the nuts and bolts of developing and maintaining a nurse practitioner practice. The final section provides useful templates, documents, policies, procedures, and plans.
Assessment: This is a wonderful resource for current and future nurse practitioners. The information is valuable and timely. This is an essential addition to resource libraries for nurse practitioners.