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Mary Val Palumbo and Barbara Rouleau


Entrepreneurial education is often lacking for nurse practitioners which can impact their ability to successfully run nurse practitioner owned practices. Nurse practitioners lead busy lives and often learn important business skills as they navigate the business start-up process for their practices. An online educational module was created including some key entrepreneurial skills for nurse practitioners to help alleviate the burden of learning business skills for those nurse practitioners hoping to open their own practices. A link to a 50-minute online module covering introductory entrepreneurial skills for nurse practitioners was sent to the faculty and graduate students in the University of Vermont Nursing program. Business knowledge was anonymously assessed through a pre and post-test and participants also completed an anonymous evaluation of the module. The module was later submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s for continuing educational credits for use by nurse practitioners across the country hoping to gain business skills.

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