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Minding Your Own Business: A Definitive Guide to Starting a Private Practice

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Traditionally, someone else has employed nurses and midwives. Therefore, the change to delivering nursing/midwifery care unencumbered by traditional bureaucracy must be balanced against the difficulties inherent in establishing an independent practice.

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Traditionally, someone else has employed nurses and midwives. Therefore, the change to delivering nursing/midwifery care unencumbered by traditional bureaucracy must be balanced against the difficulties inherent in establishing an independent practice. Success in your own business depends on the possession of specific resources, such as organisational skills, adequate finances, physical stamina, emotional resilience and the desire to be your own boss. These skills will be critical as the nurse/midwife clinician or nurse/midwife consultant develops a business plan and makes crucial decisions, such as how to gain access to clients.

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Bernadette Keane
Bernadette Keane is a highly experienced nurse educator who lectured for nine years in the psychiatric nursing programs conducted at Royal Park Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to psychiatry, her clinical background and qualifications include medical, surgical, midwifery and infant welfare areas of care. In 1982, as a Kellogg Nursing Fellow, she studied at the University of California, San Francisco. Since then she has published journal articles and textbook chapters on health care and professional issues. In 1986 Bernadette launched her private practice, called Continuing Education Consultation, and from 1992 to 1998 she was president of the association called Nurses in Independent Practice. In 1992, together with Rhonda Goodwin and Jennifer Richmond, Bernadette published a nursing history book entitled Mum and Me and T.L.C .
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Lauren Marks
12 May 2022
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Wonderful! Simple and easy to understand but very relevant.
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Katya Matiszak
29 May 2021
Excellent resource that uses language a novice can understand. It provides an overview of risks and opportunities to consider if contemplating becoming an independent nurse contractor. A fantastic and quick read that is a must for any nurse/midwife considering venturing into private practice.
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Deryn Thompson
03 Aug 2021
The resourdce provided a good bsic outline of the requirements. Pointed me to key points I must explore further before starting the venture. Also reassumed me that nurses are alloed to do this provided they stayy within their scope of practice and have the three insurances in place.
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Maxine Lamb
03 Aug 2021
Interesting information, a very good article.
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Jenene Galbraith
04 Aug 2021
Fabulous. Thank you so much for your sharing your expertise and valuable information.
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Kathryn BRENNAN
08 Oct 2021
Good
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Ram Ghimire
01 May 2021
This module is beneficial
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Pabitra Rai
28 Aug 2021
Informative
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Evanka Fernando
31 Oct 2021
This is a great resource for nurses looking at undertaking post-graduate study and researching career pathways available to them.
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Alexis Gossow
31 Jul 2021
I think it would be good for outher to do this one
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