About Barbara C Phillips, MN, GNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Barbara C Phillips is the Founder and CEO of Nurse Practitioner Business Owner (NPBO™) providing business and marketing education, resources and support for entrepreneurial and employed Advanced Practice Clinicians (NPs, APNs and PA-Cs). She believes all clinicians are a “business” and thus even the employed clinician will excel with basic business and marketing education.
A nurse practitioner since 1988 (UW/Seattle), she is ANCC certified both as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). In 2012 she was named the AANP – WA State NP Advocate of the Year and in 2013 was inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).
Over the years, Barbara developed a special interest in business and entrepreneurship. After opening her own practice she received an overwhelming number of requests from NP colleagues asking how they could create a similar successful practice. Since then she has gone on to create a second practice and founded NPBO™.
Barbara has presented at various hospital and university educational activities; national, regional and states conferences and workshops including: The American Association of Nurse Practitioners, The American College of Nurse Practitioners, The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurse Association, The Nurse Practitioners of Oregon, the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners & Nurse Midwives and NPACE on topics related to entrepreneurial opportunities for Advance Practice Clinicians, starting and growing a practice; legal issues for APNs; professional social media use, marketing for professionals, professional reputation, contracts, negotiations, basic business skills for the non-entrepreneur, and other related topics.
Ms Phillips has coached hundreds of Nurse Practitioners and other clinicians on business topics including entrepreneurship. Additionally she has been published in various professional journals, blogs, textbooks and has been interviewed on various media outlets including ReachMD and various podcasts. She provides monthly webinar presentations for clinicians on various business topics; continues to blog at www.NPBusiness.ORG. Her e-newsletter, ProgressNotes: Business Tips for Entrepreneurial Clinicians, is published twice a month reaches thousands of subscribers.
About SAGE Clinician
SAGEClinician was born out of the idea that our needs are holistic. We need to learn and understand about the business of healthcare, regardless if we see ourselves as employees or self employed. We must understand issues surround finances, reimbursement, policy, legislation and more in order to be effective for our patients, our colleagues and healthcare in general. We must learn to care for ourselves and each other so we can care for those in our care. And we must develop leadership in our next generation.
SAGEClinician is for the part of you, the clinician who needs more than “clinical” experience and education. SAGEClinicians are Strategic, Astute, Gusty and Enlightened.