After having several hairy and unbelievable situations as an NP out in practice over the years while working for a Regional Health Authority in a Unionized job, it took some guts and determination to, in a socialist environment, be able to start a private medical practice. It was not an easy transition, but, with good foundational work, research and many meetings with political leadership at the provincial and federal, it became a reality and then took off even faster than I expected!!
As a results of my experiences and success in the practice development realm, (and because of the endless (and interesting) emails, calls and messages from other NP's with questions).... I decided to survey NP's across North America, then develop a program to help these other NP's to do what I did and with a step by step process to achieve fast success no matter where the NP was located or the "practice rules" of the location. I believe that there is ALWAYS a way to be successful if you are determined enough!
There is also some unique ways to start a private practice without getting start-up loans, having to invest etc. Its too much pressure to start a business and then have to be stressed about paying off loans. NO thanks! I was able to do it without loans and on a shoestring budget which truly helped me to practice freely without the financial pressures and worries that would accompany that ie having to see so many patients a day to survive and pay the bills. Seriously, who wants to have pressure like that? Not me!
I have spent a lot of time in the recent weeks talking on video about some of my bad experiences as an NP, but now its time to really get down to talking about solutions and how I can help you to move beyond the controlled and sometimes unhealthy environments and have some freedom and true autonomy in our practice lives.
Freedom and autonomy not only benefits the Nurse Practitioner, but gives control back to the patient for true patient-centered care. Patients love this and if we talk about the potential, the demand for our type of care will skyrocket!
Nurse Practitioner, Entrepreneur in Manitoba, Canada
Irrationally Passionate about NP role, outstanding care for patients, supporting and promoting NP’s, Fitness and Nutrition / disease prevention and de-prescribing!
Private Practice: www.nponwheels.com
NP Blog: www.uniqueprovider.com
Join the NP for change here! www.NPautonomy.com
To be part of NP for change with the goal of NP independence and autonomy, get your name and email on the list ASAP so that you don’t miss out on the upcoming opportunities!
Subscribe to this awesome you-tube channel!
Diane Gudmundson has been an NP for over 14 years. She has a passion for the value and uniqueness of the NP role in our health care system.