Job shadow a nurse practitioner?

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    I am a nursing student in the Dallas Fort Worth Area and am interested in jobshadowing a nurse practitioner. I would like to shadow a female in a private practice, if possible. Does anyone have advice about the best way to go about this? Thank you for your time!
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    Nurse practitioners with their own private practice (otherwise known as NP business owners) are considerably low in number compared to those who are part of a physician-led private practice, or employed by healthcare institutions.

    Being a practice owner carries unique challenges for the NP. Not only do you need to be knowledgeable and competent in clinical matters, you have to be savvy in running a business that would be profitable. That requires knowledge of health codes, insurance reimbursement, scope of practice, and such. That's precisely the reason why few NP's venture into this.

    There are a few websites that seem to offer direction to NP's who are interested in owning their practice. One website is from someone who seems to be an expert on this field: Start and grow your business with Nurse Practitioner Business Owner. Another website lists links to NP practice owners and you may find a site that is located in your metro area from the list: NP Sites | Nurse Practitioners in Business.


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