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Digital Seminar

Business Skills for Nurse Practitioners: Unleashing Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

Dr. Lynn M Rapsilber, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP
6 Hours
Audio and Video
Jan 16, 2024
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Unlock the full potential of your journey into entrepreneurship! The current business landscape presents an exciting opportunity for NP Entrepreneurs (NPE) to kickstart their ventures. However, the key to turning this opportunity into success lies in enhancing your business acumen. Our training recognizes the need for a transformative approach. As you embark on the path to business ownership, equip yourself with the essential skills to not only navigate but thrive. Can you identify your risk potential? Imagine seizing the reins of your destiny as your own boss. Join us for a session that goes beyond the conventional, guiding you to evaluate your readiness for risks, unravel challenges faced by NPEs at the outset, and discover empowering tools that pave the way for your entrepreneurial triumph. It's time to take that exhilarating leap into a future where your business dreams become a reality!


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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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Earn up to 6.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Nurses - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.0 contact hours. Expires: 01/04/2027.

Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.0 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Dr. Lynn M Rapsilber, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP's Profile

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Lynn Rapsilber DNP ANP-BC FAANP, is a GI NP caring for patients with a variety of GI conditions and runs the Hepatitis C clinic in her office. She is a Co-founder of the National Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Network, a member service organization supporting NP start-up with resources and seasoned NP business owners with education, training and support to NP business owners. She has been teaching coding and reimbursement to APRNs for over 20 years. She has spoken at the local, state and national level disseminating valuable expertise in coding and billing for APRN services. She can make this difficult topic easy to understand. Lynn is the current Co-chair of the CT Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses, Past President of CTAPRNs. She is active in health policy issues including the recent removal of the written collaborative agreement for APRN practice in CT. She was the recipient of the Agnes Ohlson Diamond Jubilee award in recognition of her service to nurses in the political arena by the Connecticut Nurses Association. While a DNP student at Quinnipiac University, Lynn received the Benjamin and Juliette Trewin award for Professional Leadership in Nursing and recently received the Quinnipiac Transformational Nurse Leader Alumni Award. She is a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and serves on the Health Policy Committee and is the Health Policy Chair.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Lynn Rapsilber is the owner of Owner NP Business Consultants, LLC. and NP Wellness Care, LLC. She is the CEO of National Nurse Practitioner Network and has employment relationships with Quinnipiac School, Yale School, and the University of Connecticut. Lynn Rapsilber receives a speaking honorarium and consulting fee from Gilead. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. All financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.

Non-financial: Lynn Rapsilber is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Association, and the Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Society.

Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


  • Challenges in Healthcare Today:
    • Productivity demands, 15-minute visits
    • Work-life imbalance, corporatization, and fragmentation of care
    • Lack of respect, burnout
  • Nurse-led Healthcare Transformation:
    • Growing sustainable start-ups
    • Leveraging NP care model
    • Capitalizing on opportunities (e.g., Covid PHE)
  • Becoming a Market Disrupter:
    • Understanding disruption
    • Recognizing NPE potential
    • Learning from historical disrupters
  • Entrepreneurship Rewards:
    • Scheduling flexibility
    • Impactful mission and values
    • Innovative practice models
  • Getting Started:
    • Overcoming obstacles (fear, lack of knowledge, finances)
    • Turning problems into opportunities
    • Crafting Your Roadmap
    • Defining mission, vision, and goals
    • SWOT analysis for market understanding
  • Developing Your Business Plan:
    • Framing in nursing model
    • Ensuring fluidity and credibility
    • Knowing key numbers
  • Naming, Structuring, and Financing:
    • Choosing business type (LLC, etc.)
    • Keeping records, adhering to state laws
    • Financing on a budget
  • Practice Authority and SOP:
    • Understanding variations
    • Collaborative physician, prescription freedom
  • Choosing Your Practice Type:
    • Options: Brick and Mortar, Telemedicine, etc.
    • Crafting Mission and Vision Statements
    • Defining impact for present and future
  • Setting Up Budget and Profit/Loss:
    • Income sources, categorizing expenses
    • Importance of budget reviews
  • Assembling and Leading Your Team:
    • Hiring based on mission and goals
    • Setting guidelines, team goals
  • Value-Based Payment Models:
    • QPP, MIPS, and Advanced APMs
    • Enrolling, participating, and timeline
  • NP Visibility and Opportunities:
    • Side hustles, speaking engagements
    • Involvement in health policy and societies


  1. Describe the type of individual it takes to own a business.
  2. Discuss the rewards and challenges faced in starting a new business.
  3. Identify key elements in addressing success and sustainability of a business or practice.

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners


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