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How to Navigate Scheduling Issues for Nurse Practitioners

Jun 17, 2021

When I became a new nurse practitioner, I was so focused on learning the clinical pieces that it never occurred to me to learn more about the business of primary care.

Once I was on the job, I realized how crucial it is to understand those pieces and how I fit as a clinician in the primary care office ecosystem. 

This is particularly relevant when it comes to scheduling patients. It seems like a minor thing, but it causes a lot of nurse practitioners painful headaches, and can be tricky to both understand the problems and navigate out of them unless you understand the full picture of how it fits into the day-to-day running of the practice.

In this week’s video, I’m building off of last week’s video where I talked about the business foundations of primary care. I cover:

  • The foundational pieces to understand when it comes to scheduling patients 
  • The way that it can look ideally, and the less-than-ideal “real world” way it can look
  • Examples of issues new nurse practitioners face, and ways to navigate out of them

 (FYI: to slow down the audio speed, hit the gear symbol in the bottom right corner and change it to .75x or .5x. Closed captions are also located at the bottom R hand corner of the video.)

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