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Independent Practice and Business Opportunities for the Nurse Practitioner (Part 2)

Independent Practice and Business Opportunities for the Nurse Practitioner (Part 2)

This course is available for purchase individually or as part of a package of courses:
BRAND NEW! Earn 8.00 CE contact hours and gain valuable information on practice management from a business perspective in this NPACE package. Package includes 8 courses, taught by Wendy L. Wright, that explore topics from optimizing billables and collectables, negotiation, and practice building. Learn more and view all courses included in this package.




Time to Complete

1 hour


March 30, 2018


February 14, 2021

Maximum Credits

1.00 / CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accredited Provider

This program is jointly provided by Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) and Haymarket Medical Education.

Commercial Supporter

There is no commercial support for this activity.


Produced in conjunction with myCME and NPACE

Intended Audience

Beginner and advanced nurse practitioners

Program Description

This course will provide valuable information to nurse practitioners that have interest in starting and/or owning their own independent practice. Participants of this activity will learn about the necessary steps to take in order to open your own practice, learn strategies that will help you become successful in owning your own practice, what you should avoid, and the pros and cons of owning your own practice.

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify those steps which are essential prior to opening a practice or a business
  • Discuss those strategies that have been successful and those which have been not helpful in advancing the practice or business
  • Discuss pros and cons of owning a business


Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner
Owner - Wright & Associates Family Healthcare, Amherst and Concord, NH
Owner - Partners in Healthcare Education

Wendy Wright is on the speakers bureaus of Sanofi-Pasteur, Merck, Aboott, and Pfizer and is a consultant for Sanofi-Pasteur, Merck, Arbor, and Pfizer.

Planners and Managers Disclosures

The planners of this activity reported the following relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Marjorie Crabtree, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
Karen Windle, RNC, MS, WHNP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
Jodi Osterhout Vanasse, MSN, ANP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
Shelley Yeager has nothing to disclose.
Katy Monaco has nothing to disclose.




CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NPACE, the Provider of awarding contact hours, is responsible for adherence to ANCC criteria.

Designation Statement

NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 CNE credits, of which 0.00 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. NPACE and myCME do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


To earn credits for this activity, you must 1) watch the course video(s); 2) pass the post-test with a score of 70% or higher; and 3) complete the course evaluation. You may retake the post-test until you achieve a passing score, at which point you will receive a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

Contact Information

Credit Questions?
If you have any questions relating to the provision of continuing nursing education contact hours of this activity, please contact NPACE at 508-907-6424 or email:

Other Questions?
If you have any questions regarding the program delivery or format, please contact

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