If this is the option you look to pursue then here is a list of steps you need to complete before you open your doors.
Know you state’s requirements. While most states allow NPs to prescribe medicines to patients there are but a few who limit or do not allow NPs to write prescriptions, such as Georgia. You don’t want to waste your time starting a clinic only to not be able to do anything.
Understand what kind of clinic or practice you are going to serve. While you may have the desire to work with everyone, you can’t. So before you start anything you need to know what kind of practice you are going to open, women, low income, children, etc.
Carefully select who you are going to hire. Your staff is just as important as the services you will offer. Hiring the wrong person can do damage to your business and your reputation. You should have other nursing staff, medical office staff and billing professionals to ensure all of your accounts and patients are well tended to.
Pick your location and choose your supplies. Depending on your patients, you need to pick a location that is just right for your target clients. You also need to make sure you have the right equipment to treat illnesses and other issues. Your location should be close to a hospital for more severe patients.