Now in its Fourth Edition, best-selling Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide continues to provide a solid foundation for students and practicing nurses to build confident and effective practices. A must-have resource for every new or current Nurse Practitioner (NP), it defines what an NP is and does while explaining the legal scope with specific state and federal regulations.
Completely updated and revised with crucial state-by-state appendices, Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Fourth Edition offers expert insights on prescribing, hospital privileges, negligence and malpractice, risk management, health policy, ethics, and measuring NP performance. Further, it addresses important issues such as:
- Developing an employment relationship
- Undertaking a business venture
- Giving testimony before the state legislature
- Composing a letter to an insurance company about an unpaid bill
- Teaching at a school of nursing
- Serving as president of a state or national organization
Includes a CD-ROM with customizable evaluation forms and plans!
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Is a Nurse Practitioner?
Chapter 2 Legal Scope of Nurse Practitioner Practice
Chapter 3 State Regulation of Nurse Practitioner Practice
Chapter 4 Federal Regulation of the Nurse Practitioner Profession
Chapter 5 Prescribing
Chapter 6 Hospital Privileges
Chapter 7 Negligence and Malpractice
Chapter 8 Risk Management
Chapter 9 Reimbursement for Nurse Practitioner Services
Chapter 10 The Employed Nurse Practitioner
Chapter 11 Practice Ownership: Legal Business Considerations for the Nurse Practitioner Owner
Chapter 12 Lawmaking and Health Policy
Chapter 13 Promoting the Profession to the Public
Chapter 14 Standards of Care for Nurse Practitioner Practice
Chapter 15 Measuring Nurse Practitioner Performance
Chapter 16 Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
Chapter 17 Strategies for NPs
About the Author(s)
Carolyn Buppert, CRNP, JD-Attorney, Bethesda, Maryland
Expert advice from a highly qualified author…
Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD, ANP, is uniquely qualified to provide expert, practical business and legal guidance to NP, prospective NPs, and those who employ them. She currently maintains a legal practice specializing in legal and business issues in primary care. She is president of Better Life in Health Care Systems, which contracts with businesses for NP services. She also practices as an NP as Director of Student Health at St. John’s College in Bethesda, MD.
“…an invaluable resource for NP students. Dr. Buppert's clear and concise discussion of scope of practice, employment issues and the new information on independent practice is exactly what we are looking for as a good 'launching into practice' text. [Further], the CD containing Power Point slides for each chapter was a wonderful surprise in the 4th edition.” - Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC Professor Nurse Practitioner Program Director College of Nursing and Health Madonna University