Beginning Employment: A Guide for the New Nurse Practitioner

      Abstract

      You have successfully passed your national certification boards and are ready to seek employment. Just as the process from graduation to employment was a sequence of events, so is the process of beginning employment. This phase requires information on employment contracting, reimbursement, and coding, as well as insurance and hospital credentialing. The transition into this next phase of your career will depend on you and your future employer's experience with hiring a nurse practitioner. Even if the employer has experience, you will want to oversee that all of the pieces necessary for your success are put into place.

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      Biography

      Deborah Dillon, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CHFN, is an acute care nurse practitioner for University Hospital of Cleveland in Ohio and faculty in the nurse practitioner program at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH.

      Biography

      Patricia McLean Hoyson, PhD, FNP-BC, CDE, is a family nurse practitioner in private practice and faculty in the nurse practitioner program at Youngstown State University.