Characteristics of Nurse Practitioners in Independent Practice in a Practice Restricted State

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304010
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Characteristics of Nurse Practitioners in Independent Practice in a Practice Restricted State
Author(s):
Dubois, Janet; Green, Roger; Aertker, Jean
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Beta
Author Details:
Janet Dubois, DNP, ARNP, FAANP, janetdfnp@gmail.com; Roger Green, DNP, FNP, FAANP; Jean Aertker, DNP, ARNP,COHN, FAANP;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

The role of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) continues to expand and attract support and attention from policy makers and healthcare leaders in the US and worldwide. Many APRNs have successfully started and maintain an independent practice. What are the barriers APRNs face when starting their own practice (financial, legislative, business etc.)? Based on a review of literature and the most current survey data, these issues are discussed and explored. This presentation identifies barriers to practice and characteristics of independent Nurse Practitioners in Florida, a state which has significant ARNP practice restrictions.

Methods:

A survey consisting of 39 items addressing demographics, characteristics, barriers to practice, and business practices of nurse practitioners in independent practice was created and administered electronically to nurse practitioners in Florida.

Results:

The survey identified specific characteristics of nurse practitioners and barriers to practice. The majority of participants were aged 41-60, were MSN prepared, had been an NP for more than five years and were in independent practice less than 10 years. More than half of the respondents had no formal business plan or marketing strategy and had minimal start up costs. The top five barriers identified were inability to sign death certificate, inability to perform involuntary psych patient admission, inability to prescribe controlled substances physician supervision/protocol requirement and payment to a physician for their independent practice protocol.

Conclusion:

Nurse practitioners in Florida are involved in exciting and innovative independent practices but face many barriers to practice. The majority do not employ marketing or business strategies to develop and promote their practices and face significant legislative barriers as well. While previous studies have identified some of the legislative barriers to practice, more data is needed to fully explore all the barriers that my impede nurse practitioners from developing successful independent practices.

Keywords:
Independent Practice; Characteristics; Nurse Practitioner
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

Full metadata record

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleCharacteristics of Nurse Practitioners in Independent Practice in a Practice Restricted Stateen
dc.contributor.authorDubois, Janeten
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Rogeren
dc.contributor.authorAertker, Jeanen
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Betaen
dc.author.detailsJanet Dubois, DNP, ARNP, FAANP, janetdfnp@gmail.com; Roger Green, DNP, FNP, FAANP; Jean Aertker, DNP, ARNP,COHN, FAANP;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304010-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The role of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) continues to expand and attract support and attention from policy makers and healthcare leaders in the US and worldwide. Many APRNs have successfully started and maintain an independent practice. What are the barriers APRNs face when starting their own practice (financial, legislative, business etc.)? Based on a review of literature and the most current survey data, these issues are discussed and explored. This presentation identifies barriers to practice and characteristics of independent Nurse Practitioners in Florida, a state which has significant ARNP practice restrictions. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A survey consisting of 39 items addressing demographics, characteristics, barriers to practice, and business practices of nurse practitioners in independent practice was created and administered electronically to nurse practitioners in Florida. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The survey identified specific characteristics of nurse practitioners and barriers to practice. The majority of participants were aged 41-60, were MSN prepared, had been an NP for more than five years and were in independent practice less than 10 years. More than half of the respondents had no formal business plan or marketing strategy and had minimal start up costs. The top five barriers identified were inability to sign death certificate, inability to perform involuntary psych patient admission, inability to prescribe controlled substances physician supervision/protocol requirement and payment to a physician for their independent practice protocol. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Nurse practitioners in Florida are involved in exciting and innovative independent practices but face many barriers to practice. The majority do not employ marketing or business strategies to develop and promote their practices and face significant legislative barriers as well. While previous studies have identified some of the legislative barriers to practice, more data is needed to fully explore all the barriers that my impede nurse practitioners from developing successful independent practices.en
dc.subjectIndependent Practiceen
dc.subjectCharacteristicsen
dc.subjectNurse Practitioneren
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:35Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:35Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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