The American Academy of Nurse Entrepreneurs
Launch Your APN Practice Program Details

Ready to Start Your
Dream Practice?

The American Academy of Nurse Entrepreneurs
Launch Your APN Practice Program Details

Ready to Start Your
Dream Practice?

The Launch Your APN Practice Course

Launch Your APN Practice is an online learning course to provide advanced practice nurses with the exact steps for planning & launching a profitable, successful APN Practice. 

Taking your practice from idea to reality is a challenge, especially when you’re doing it all on your own. Starting an APN practice requires clarity, drive, and persistence. Without a roadmap or guidance, the process can be overwhelming.

The Launch Your APN Practice Course saves you years of expensive trial and error. Plus, this course helps you navigate confusing laws you probably didn’t know even existed. We’ve already helped nurse entrepreneurs around the country, and we’d be honored to help you, too!

Who is the course for?

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re in the first year of practice ownership

This course is for you if:
This course is NOT for you if:

Everything is Online: No Travel Required

The entire program is based online so you can participate from home or work. 

All course materials – including easy-to-follow videos, done-for-you templates, resource lists, and worksheets – are within your personal student portal. In your personal student portal, you can ask questions, get feedback directly from your mentor, Veronica Pike!

Timing of the Program

There are 19 core modules of the Launch Your APN Practice curriculum.  Each module contains an individual video lesson plus corresponding worksheets to help you integrate and apply the lessons to your practice.

Learn at your own pace

You have lifetime access to the training! All course content is available immediately, so you can speed things up or slow things down based on your own schedule. 

So if you’re working a full-time job, a part-time job, getting married, having a baby, or dealing with any big life events during the program, don’t worry about falling behind. The training materials are always here for you to revisit and review.

How much time you'll need

We recommend approximately 4 hours per week to watch the course content, complete your worksheets and – if you’d like – engage with your mentors and the community in your course portal.

Naturally, the more focus and dedication you put into Launch Your APN Practice, the more you’ll get out of it. But if you’re not able to carve out that much time at first, don’t worry. Many of our students go through the program as best they can, pause and return to it as their schedule allows.

guidance, support & community

You don’t have to do it alone! The Launch Your APN Practice gives you instant access to your course portal. In the portal, you can ask questions and get personalized responses directly from your AANE course leader Veronica Pike!

In this course you will find…

Done-for-you LEGAL templates!

Attorneys are expensive. That’s why our co-Founder and healthcare regulatory attorney, Griffin Mulcahey, has compiled the basic legal templates you’ll need (i.e. patient agreements, employment contracts, etc) to fast-track your practice and save you money!

Worksheets that Work!

In addition to legal templates, you'll also get interactive checklists, guides, and more. With each worksheet you complete, you're one more step closer to launching your dream practice!

Ask Questions, Get Answers

Even though you can take this course at your own pace, that doesn’t mean you’re alone as you learn! You’ll never feel stuck in our online portal. Feel free to ask questions as you go and get answers direction from your course mentor Veronica!

Spectacular Support

Your care and satisfaction is our number one priority. If you have technical issues or are simply having a challenge you need help with, write info@aane.us and we’ll take care of you.

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THE COURSE BREAKDOWN

The Core Curriculum

There are three core parts – Plan Your Practice, Launch Your Practice, and Thrive with Your Practice. In addition to all 19 modules, you also get access to a comprehensive library of done-for-you templates, resources, and our Q&A functionality in the course portal – giving everything you need to kickstart your dream practice.

Here’s our exact curriculum so you can see the program is right for you.

Part 1

Plan Your Practice

Module 1: Patient (and Competition) First
Having a deep understanding of your target market is vital to a successful practice launch. This is how you will connect with your ideal patients. Once you discover who your perfect patients are, we walk you through how to evaluate your competitors so that you can build a practice that stands out!

Module 2: Visualize and Strategize Your New Business Plan 
The beauty of starting your own practice is that you can make it into exactly what YOU want it to be. The problem is that most APNs don’t know all the options available to them …or they feel completely overwhelmed by all the options! To build your best practice, you need a clear vision and goal to steer towards. That’s why this lesson helps you visualize your ideal practice – how it will serve you, who you will serve, and what services you will provide. Then, we help you strategize by developing the roadmap to make it a reality (budget, timeline, profitability projections, etc).

 

Module 3: Planning for Financial Security
We understand that a big question and fear is “How much will it cost me to start?” There’s no need for any guesswork here! In this lesson you’ll learn the process of estimating your startup costs in detail. We share a perfect template for calculating your startup costs, which includes:

  1. Estimating your costs before opening your doors.
  2. Estimating ongoing operating costs – that is, your businesses monthly overhead
  3. Estimating your cash flow once you have revenue coming in.

Feel secure knowing exactly where you money needs to go today and as you grow.

Module 4: Navigating Your Funding Options
There are a number of  different avenues for funding your practice, from self-funding to traditional loans, venture capital, and crowdfunding. This lesson will help you make sense of all of those options and help you decide which one (if any) are right for you.

Part 2

Launch Your Practice

Module 1: Your Ideal Office
There are important decisions to make when it comes to choosing your office – from actual geographic location to the type of physical space you’ll need. Once again, we will guide you through all of your options and help you navigate the best choice that matches what you have planned and created in the first part of this course.

Module 2: Lions and Tigers and….. LEGAL!
Starting your practice usually begins with many (and sometimes scary) legal questions. You don’t have to figure it out on your own! In fact, this lesson will help you easily understand the pros and cons of different business structures (LLC vs. PPLC vs Corporation, etc) so you can choose which best fits your vision, as well as the state and federal filing requirements to make your business entity official … and awesome!

Module 3: The Best Practice Model for You
There are a number of different ways you could set up your practice. Do you want to build a concierge service? Do you want to accept insurance or stay strictly private pay? There’s no right or wrong. Just what best fits you. Here we’ll introduce you to the major practice models in use today. We’ll explain how each model works, discuss the pros and cons, and talk about how you get paid.

Module 4: Marketing Made Easy
You’re a nurse, not a marketer. We get it. But the truth is that marketing is what drives revenue – and therefore a successful practice. That’s why we created this lesson to help you set up the foundation for your successful marketing launch. You will learn how to build your brand, create your website, set up your social media accounts, and more.

Module 5: Your Best (or worst) Business Partner – The Bank
Making money is important (and great!), but where you put your money is just as vital to your success. Just like not all practices are alike, not all banking institutions are alike. And knowing the difference can help save you from many unnecessary headaches down the line. Here you will learn why it’s important to separate your personal and business finances; and how to choose the best bank for your practice.

Module 6: Insuring Your Practice and It’s Growth
There are 6 primary types of business insurance. We will help you determine which ones you need now and those that you’d like to have at some point in the future.

Module 7: Regulatory Compliance Before Opening Your Doors
Legal and regulatory compliance can feel like a daunting task for a healthcare entrepreneur. Learn what permits, licenses and registrations need to be completed in order for you to open your clinic doors.  

Module 8: Maintaining a Culture of Compliance
Unlike other types of businesses, Nurse Owners need to make sure to cross all their “t’s” and dot all their “i’s” to make sure their practice stays within compliance. Learn which policies and procedures your practice needs to have in place, and how to create them. This includes patient policies, clinical policies and procedures, and employee policies and procedures.

Module 9: Working with Physicians
Each state has difference rules for Nurse Owners and how they must work with physician. We start this lesson by explaining the laws and regulations related to collaborating with physicians (if required in your state). Plus, we help you find and choose your ideal collaborating physician(s) as well as help you set up the agreement and reimbursement for your collaborating physician.

Module 10: Tech Essentials
The right software can be your best friend when starting your practice. Here we will teach you the types of software systems you’ll need to manage your practice. We cover electronic health records, practice management software, communication systems, telehealth platforms, and point of sale solutions.

Module 11: Establish Vendor Relationships
Vendors are another vital partnership for your practice. After this lesson, you’ll be able to determine which vendor relationships you need to start your practice and how to set them up. You’ll likely need more than you think!

Module 12: Medical Equipment and Supplies
Obviously, you’ll need to know where and how to get the medical equipment and supplies you need. Not all supplies are created equally, but you also don’t have to pay top dollar for everything either! Learn how to create an inventory of the equipment and supplies specific to your practice.

Part 3

Manage Your Practice

Module 1: Crunching the Numbers
We know that accounting and taxes might not be the sexiest part of starting your practice, but not knowing this information could really hurt you down the line! That’s why we outline basic accounting and tax principles for you. We also recommend certain software to help make accounting and bookkeeping a breeze. And we provide tips to hiring a good accountant. Don’t let Uncle Sam take more taxes than you need to give!

 

Module 2: Hire and Manage Amazing Employees
Building a team can be one of the best parts of starting your own practice! This lesson covers traditional staff roles, the key differences between independent contractors and employees, steps to hiring the right people, government mandated benefits and how to implement them. Your dream team is just around the corner.

 

Module 3: Compliance Continued…
In our business, compliance is a BIG issue. That’s why we have another lesson dedicated to the compliance issues you must be aware of in order to maintain your successful practice. Learn the three main categories of ongoing compliance:

 

  • State and federal laws for maintaining your business
  • Individual staff compliance for you and every team member such as CEUs, DEA, licensure, and physician collaboration requirements
  • Facility or practice wide requirements such as OSHA criteria for a safe working environment, auditing your facilities prescribing and dispensing, CLIA if you are running a lab, or accreditation or licensure reviews depending on your practice model

 

As you can see, starting your own practice requires a lot of clarity and important decisions. It’s no wonder so many APN’s feel overwhelmed and never open the doors to their dream practice. But that doesn’t have to be you!

With this course, you can take on everything one step at a time. Plus, you’ll have an amazing community of fellow APN’s and Nurse Owner experts to help guide and motivate you every step of the way!

Start the Course Today &
Launch Your APN Practice

If you’re ready to start your dream practice, enroll in Launch Your APN Practice and click the button to join us…

One Payment of $695

Three Payments of $275

This program has the power to profoundly change your life, transform your career, and help your community. That’s not hyperbole – that’s based on the results from our students who followed the information in this course and launched their very own APN Practice.

Yes, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t feel like you’ve received value and you decide you want to cancel any time within the next 30 days, just let us know and we’ll send you a prompt refund. No hassles, headaches or hoops to jump through.

We’re confident that if you do the work, you’ll get enormous benefit from Launch Your APN Practice. And we’re happy to back that up with our risk-free guarantee – if you’re not satisfied within your first 30 days then we’ll refund you without any fuss.

Launch Your APN Practice Reviews

When you do the work and stay committed, the results you can create are extraordinary. Just
imagine how you can transform your career with the right training, guidance and support.

A message from our President

My name is Veronica Pike. I’m a family nurse practitioner who had the crazy idea of starting my own healthcare practice back in 2013 …in the highly restrictive state of Texas no less!

The start-up process was hard. My education fell dismally short in preparing me to start my own business, plus I didn’t have any peers to look to for guidance or support. So, I did what most people do when looking for answers – I took to the web.

First, I went to my state board of nursing website. No information.

Next up was my NP professional organization. No information.

Ok, I thought – Google it is!  

I found forums with a couple of threads by people looking for answers to the same questions I had, but I couldn’t find any reputable resources about APN owned practices.

Next stop: Amazon. I ordered every book I could find on the subject, but most of the information was too general or based in theory, with no applicable instructions on how to actually start or run an APN practice.

I also turned to attorneys for advice. Turns out that if you ask three different attorneys the same question, you’ll likely get three different answers! (And in some cases, I received flat out incorrect advice!)

I eventually overcame these obstacles and started my first practice (Med2You), but the process took a lot longer than needed – thanks to a lack of information and guidance.

The struggle wasn’t over yet. I’ve learned that being an entrepreneur means being a professional problem-solver. This is great, because I love challenges. But must I face every challenge alone? Why should I reinvent the wheel time and time again? It can be so exhausting. There should be a better way for APN’s to start their businesses and serve their communities!

It was at this moment that the idea for the American Academy of Nurse Entrepreneurs was born. The AANE has designed the educational programs, resources, and community support network to fast-track the success of APN business owners.

I’m so happy that you’ve discovered the AANE because I know that this is the community and educational resource you’ve been looking for. I look forward to you becoming a member because you shouldn’t have to figure things out the hard way, like I did.

This Is Your Time

Your community needs your special gift of providing compassionate healthcare.  


Your family needs your presence.  You deserve to see financial rewards from your hard work.  On behalf of myself, Griffin and our entire Launch Your APN Practice community, we sincerely hope to have the honor and privilege of working with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

So, you have questions? Let us try to answer them for you…

We’ve included a number of helpful materials to help you learn and implement quickly. The course is in 3 parts, covering the main stages of practice ownership: Plan Your Practice, Launch Your Practice, and Manage Your Practice. There are a total of 19 modules with 19 video lessons along with 19 pdf worksheets. We also provide you 25 ADDITIONAL pdfs, including contract templates, checklists, and sample policy documents.

In addition to business/legal information (business care), the AANE also provides up-to-date education and information on patient care, self care, and family care (the whole nurse) that will benefit every APN.

Learn at your own pace! The course includes suggested timelines for planning, launching, and managing your practice. You can stick to those timelines or adjust them to your specific circumstances.

Yes. You can make a single payment or make 3 installments. Click here for pricing details.

We recommend setting aside 4 hours per week to watch the course content, complete your worksheets and – if you’d like – engage with your mentors and the community in your course portal.

Naturally, the more focus and dedication you put into Launch Your APN Practice, the more you’ll get out of it. But if you’re not able to carve out that much time at first, don’t worry. Many of our students go through the program, pause and return to it as their schedule allows.

You betcha!

This program has the power to profoundly change your life, transform your career, and help your community. That’s not hyperbole – that’s based on the results from our students who followed the information in this course and launched their very own APN Practice.

Yes, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t feel like you’ve received value and you decide you want to cancel any time within the next 30 days, just let us know and we’ll send you a prompt refund. No hassles, headaches or hoops to jump through. We’re confident that if you do the work, you’ll get enormous benefit from Launch Your APN Practice.

And we’re happy to back that up with our risk-free guarantee – if you’re not satisfied within your first 30 days then we’ll refund you without any fuss.

Yes, as a member of the AANE, you have access to a membership discount. You find your discount codes in your membership portal.

As a Mastermind Member, this course is included with your program. You can access the course in your Mastermind portal.

This course includes pre-recorded video lessons and group calls. You can ask your questions and get live feedback within the course portal and in the facebook group with your fellow course-takers!

Yes, ask away! You can ask your questions and get live feedback within the course portal and in the Facebook group with your fellow course-takers!

Absolutely. This course was designed for you! You can take your practice from an idea to a fully functioning business with the knowledge and lessons inside. Included in your course is a 1-year timeline and checklist leading up to the practice of your launch! After we walk you through the steps of launching your practice we teach you how to successfully manage it, too!

However – we recognize that sometimes you may not want to leave, but perhaps the timing just isn’t right for you, maybe something has come up in your personal life, or your project has had to be put on hold and you just can’t justify paying for something that you know you’ll not be able to utilize for a few months. So you can also put your account on hold for a few months if need.

Admittedly, this course was specifically designed for up-and-coming nurse entrepreneurs. With that said, we have had experienced Nurse Entrepreneurs get great value from this course as well. You can learn about different business models to start including in your practice. This can help you launch additional locations for your practice. Plus, there are plenty of marketing tips, HR management tools, legal and accounting templates, and more that will help you more smoothly run and scale your practice!

Yes to all of the above! One of the wonderful things about the Launch Your APN Practice Course is we don’t teach a cookie-cutter approach. You will learn about all types of business models, as well as the pros and cons to each. Then, you can make the decisions that fit you best!

You will have lifetime access! Even after you launch your practice, you can refer back to any of these lessons to help you scale it and also launch additional locations!

If there is anything at all that you’re not certain about, anything we haven’t made clear; any concerns or questions then please do contact us as info@aane.us and we’ll help you out.

Start the Course Today & Launch Your APN Practice

If you’re ready to start your dream practice, enroll in Launch Your APN Practice and click the button to join us…

One Payment of $695

Three Payments of $275