This is a voluntary needs assessment to assess educational gaps or barriers to successful operation of NP private practices. Participation in this survey implies consent. Before answering the needs assessment below please indicate the following: 

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* 1. Sex

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* 2. Age:

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* 3. Do you have prior management experience in any setting (fast food, retail, healthcare? 

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* 4. Have you ever owned your own business? 

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* 5. Please describe any other business experience you have: 

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* 6. Are you an APRN/APRN Student? 

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* 7. If yes indicate subspecialty type:

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* 8. Do you have a current RN or APRN license? 

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* 9. If yes list State where you are currently licensed only:

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* 10. Location: 

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* 11. How confident do you feel that you can:

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Start a business (Example: Incorporate, choose type of entity, what documents are necessary)
Establish physical office location (Examples: Select a location, leasing versus buying, manage a build-out, establish suppliers, retain employees, outsourcing versus insourcing) 
Mitigate and manage risk (Example: Financial risk, malpractice, regulatory fines)
Market services (Example: Build and maintain client base) 
Establish reimbursement services)  (Example; Admitted to insurance panels, have claims processed and minimal billing issues)
Select financial/administrative operating systems (Example; Payroll, billing, EHR, Human Resources, Data Network, Communication systems)
Maintain regulatory compliance: (Example: Business taxes, licenses, fire codes, workers' comp)
Manage daily business operations: (Example: Deal with staffing, computer outages, employee problems)

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* 12. How interested would you be in 

  Not interested Very interested
Continuing education, self study or online learning
Attending a seminar about any of the educational topics mentioned above
Gaining formal academic preparation for business management of a private practice

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* 13. Please list any educational topics you feel NPs should be equipped with to successfully maintain a private practice:

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* 14. List any business education topics that are of particular interest to you:

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