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Have you heard about ISAPN's Boot Camp?

Boot Camp is a one-day program designed to provide today's APN's with practical information to help them in their practice.  Participants receive timely, up to date perspective from seasoned practitioners giving them a "leg up" in a competitive marketplace. 

It really is a must-attend for practicing APNs who are considering a career change and APNs nearing graduation.

What topics are covered?

Transitioning from RN to APN - learn about the challenges of being a new APN, common misunderstandings about APNs and the "Queen Bee Syndrome".  Also, learn a few strategies to make the transition easier.

Interviewing Skills - know what to expect when interviewing for an APN position, some typical questions and 6 common mistakes to avoid.  Be prepared and know what you want before the interview.

Contract Formation and Negotiation - uncover 4 common myths about negotiation and how to respond to tactics like "good guy/bad guy".  Know what preparation is needed to negotiate your best deal and what's in a good contact, especially for APNs.

Malpractice Issues - Learn about "proving the standard of care" in malpractice cases, compensable damages, policies to avoid the charge of "failure to communicate findings" and when negligent referral is applicable.

Reimbursement 101 - Know why APNs must be personally involved with their reimbursement policies, the need for equitable reimbursement policies and how to address them.  Learn a few differences between Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurances with APN reimbursement - and why you should bill under your own license/number!

The Nurse Practice Act - Do you have a 2-minute explanation of what an APN does?  Get one here!  Also learn what the Nurse Practice Act says about scope of practice and step-by-step discussion of licensure requirements.

Interested in hosting this program at your school?  Call Joanne Buckley to find out how?

Joanne Buckley


Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
P.O. Box 636
Manteno, IL 60950
Phone: 815-468-8804