Starting and Growing
Your Successful APN Practice

Just Got Easier...

Does any of this sound familiar?

You’re excited at the thought of starting your own practice, but you don’t know where to start or how to navigate
all the laws and regulations…
You already own a practice, but you’re wearing so many hats that you feel alone, exhausted and overwhelmed, especially without any peers to turn to for support
Your practice is up and running, but it’s not going as well as you’d like.  You’re sick of wrestling with insurance companies to get credentialed or paid for your work…

You already know how difficult and frustrating it is for Entrepreneurial Nurses to find quality advice & support.

That’s why we created the American Academy of Nurse Entrepreneurs

We were fed up with hearing about Nurse Entrepreneurs who are taking the initiative, just like you, to create a thriving practice to only get stuck and feel absolutely alone thanks to

Thankfully, all of that is behind you.

You’ve found what you’ve been looking for.

The American Academy of Nurse Entrepreneurs is Your Ultimate Go-To Resource for the Education, Support, and Tools for Planning, Creating, and Growing a Profitable, Successful APN Practice.

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Being a Member of the American Academy of Nurse Entrepreneurs opens the doors for you to:

Nursing school did an excellent job teaching me how to care for patients. But it did a HORRIBLE job preparing me to be my own boss, or even work independent of a physician or hospital system. The AANE has filled that education gap. I'm so glad I joined.
Kelly Seals
Veronica and Griffin don't just talk the talk, they walk the walk. I've learned more from them on the subject of starting and growing a successful healthcare practice in the last few months than I have anywhere else. Ever. Period! Not only are they clearly leading the way, but they're doing it with professionalism and class. I can't sing their praises enough.
Ellen Fontana

When You Become A Member of the AANE, Here’s What You Get:

In-depth Courses

Our growing library of courses provides education and practical advice on all aspects of planning, launching, marketing & growing your practice.

Best Practices Weekly Newsletter

Receive a weekly email report with best business practices, technology and software reviews, Nurse Owner case studies, clinical updates, and other news pertinent to APN-owned practices.

Supportive Community

Stay on track with advice, feedback, motivation and support from an active community of fellow APN peers and mentors.

Nurse Ownership Masterclasses

Focus on your professional and personal development with our monthly masterclass workshops with either a Guest Expert or our co-founder Veronica.

Nurse Owner Service Provider Database

Continuously updated database of recommended service providers such as local attorneys, accountants, insurance carriers, graphic designers, etc.

Templates & More!

Access a selection of exclusive member-only tools - including legal templates, sample contracts, up-to-date and easy-to-understand summaries of the laws and regulations that apply to APN-owned practices in your state, best business practices, clinical protocols, and more - plus receive special perks & discounts.

Become an AANE Member Today!

Start your practice or take your existing practice to the next level and click the button below to join us!

Annual Membership

Only $125

per year

A message from our President

My name is Veronica Pike. I’m a family nurse practitioner who in 2013 had the crazy idea of starting my own healthcare practice …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. And it was only made more difficult by the fact that I didn’t have any peers to turn to for guidance or support.

So, I did what most people do when looking for answers – I searched the web.

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

Next was my NP professional organization. No information.

Ok, I thought – Google it is!

I found forums with a few threads from people with the same questions, but I couldn’t find 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 with no specific instructions on how to actually start or run an APN practice.

I even went 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.

Even after I started my practice, the struggle wasn’t over.

I found that there were malpractice companies who wouldn’t provide me with insurance because I wasn’t employed by a physician. Random insurance companies wouldn’t credential me as a primary care provider, even though that’s what I do and their patients wanted to see me. Medicare policies required my collaborating physician to sign my home healthcare orders.

In half of the states APNs can practice without physician involvement, but in Texas I have to pay a physician to sign an agreement that says she’ll answer when I call (shout out to my amazing collaborator!) Also in Texas, I can’t name my business anything that sounds too “medical” unless a physician owns at least 51% of the practice. I can’t sign death certificates for patients whom I have seen for years and helped through the end of their lives…those have to be signed by my collaborator, who has never seen them.

There are so many hoops to jump through!

I’ve learned that being an entrepreneur means being a professional problem-solver. Which is great, because I love challenges. But must I face every challenge alone? It’s too overwhelming and exhausting.I knew there just had to be a better way for APN’s to start their businesses and serve their communities!

And that’s when the idea for the American Academy of Nurse Entrepreneurs was born. In the AANE we have designed educational programs, resources, and a community support network to fast-track the successes of APN business owners. I’m so happy you’ve now discovered the AANE because I know this is the community and its educational resources are what 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.

30 Days No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee

When you join the AANE, you are fully protected by our 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 so confident that you’ll find the AANE useful that you have 30 days to change your mind. We won’t make you beg or invoke any silly rules or conditions – if you’re not satisfied within your first 30 days then we’ll refund you without any fuss.”

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes! Whether you’re an APN who works for yourself or someone else, a solid foundation of business and legal knowledge can help you better negotiate employment contracts and benefits, and protect both yourself and your license.

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.

Absolutely – the AANE covers every stage of planning, launching and growing an APN-owned practice – from the very start where you just have an idea and nothing more. In fact, now is the perfect time for you to join the AANE; as not only do we have training that will take you through every step, but you’ll also be able to get support and advice from within the community too, to help you through your journey.

Assuming you want to keep improving your practice then the AANE can help you with fine tuning your patient acquisition, customer experience, engagement and retention strategies; as well as supporting you with working towards your future goals. This is certainly not a “beginner only” community – far from it! We’ve grown practices to 7 figures, so there’s plenty of expertise on offer that you’re sure to benefit from.

At AANE work-life balance is at the heart of everything we do. As a nurse, it probably comes as second nature for you to put everyone else ahead of yourself. But as a business owner, you must be as diligent about practicing self-care as much as you care for others. We know it can be difficult, and that’s why we incorporate tips, hacks, and masterclasses on how you can live the life you envision for yourself and your family. We never want you to lose sight of why you wanted to start your own practice in the first place: for freedom, flexibility, and fun!

You get access to everything already inside the AANE straight away! No waiting for content to be released to you, just jump in and make use of the resources. We will be regularly releasing new content as well – so your content library will continue growing.

New content is added regularly so you’ll never be short of something new to learn! We have a wealth of great content already and no end in sight for all the different trainings we will do – plus you have the chance to put forward your own ideas if there’s something you really want to see added.

Not only can you ask questions and get advice, support and feedback from within our community; but we also run monthly Q&A sessions, where you can pre-submit your questions for Veronica & Griffin, or even ask them live.

It’s time to take action. Simple as that. If you really want to start and grow a successful, profitable practice then you need a trusted place to get answers for all of your questions. You need education, support, community, and most of all… accountability! The AAEN is that place. If you really want to make a difference for your community, the time is now.

We know you will LOVE the AANE, however, if for whatever reason you’re not 100% satisfied in any way we have a 30 day money back guarantee (no questions asked). We want you to succeed, and know that if you become a member of the AANE and really become part of the community… you will see amazing results!

Obviously we’d love it if all of our members stuck around forever and if you do decide to cancel obviously we’ll be very sad, but if you’re intent on leaving then you’ll be able to do so with just a few clicks of a mouse.

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.

No. Your membership entitles you to enter the members area and access the content there released prior and during the duration of your membership. If you cancel or do not renew your membership you will no longer be able to access the content inside the Academy.

Whether you miss the class or simply want to revisit the material, all masterclasses will be recorded and uploaded to our library of resources for you to access at a later time.

Contract templates, up-to-date and easy-to-understand summaries of the laws that apply to APN businesses in your state, marketing checklists, best business practices, Nurse Owner case studies, software checklists, and much much more.

One of our founders is a healthcare regulatory attorney with expertise in mid-level practices across all 50 states, so we can help you no matter where you live.

Sorry, as much as we’d love to help you we’re officially “out of the game” and no longer work with clients on a one-to-one basis. This isn’t us playing hard to get either so it’s not a case of asking us nicely; the answer will always be no.

Same thing as above. The place to get access to us is inside our membership site, the AANE. We don’t do private consulting.

Yes, you’ll find marketing checklists in our resources.

Expanding your business from one site to multiple requires taking your business and management skills to the next level, and changing your mindset. We’ve grown a practice to multiple distant site locations so we’ve got plenty of expertise to offer. Plus, you’ll have access to other members of the AANE community who have accomplished the same goal.

Click here to request to join our facebook group.

Absolutely, as part of your AANE membership, you get access to our database of vetted service professionals. Our database is constantly growing so if you don’t see what you’re looking for right away, send us an email at

We don’t have a listing of collaborating physicians….yet. But that is in development and coming very soon.

Yes! We’ve got templates you can follow to make the process as easy as possible.

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 and we’ll help you out.

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