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Positioning Advanced Practice Nurses for Financial Success in Clinical Practice

Kennerly, Susan PhD, RN

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Advanced practice nurses (APNs) are well prepared for patient care, but not for the financial aspects of clinical practice. A lack of reimbursement knowledge and skills limits the prospects for APNs to be key players in business and practice ventures. Faculty are challenged to strengthen the advanced practice reimbursement component of the financial management core to promote the reimbursement competency of APNs. The author discusses 4 primary content categories that are critical to financial success in clinical practice.

Author Affiliation: Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Correspondence: College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, 3110 Vine Street, ML 0038, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0038 (susan.kennerly@uc.edu).

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.