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Employment Contract for Nurse Practitioners
by Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD, ANP

  • Have you ever wondered what should be included in an employment contract?
  • What a reasonable salary request is?
  • What other NPs are being paid?
  • What benefits you can expect?
  • What protections you must have?

Nationally recognized NP/Attorney Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD, ANP, has developed an easy-to-use template that allows you, the NP, to approach the troublesome task of negotiating, writing, and revising an employment contract with ease.

By "filling in the blanks" you produce a legally sound, professional, employment contract to share with your employer. If you need to make a change, you do it yourself in 5 minutes and reprint it. It's that simple! With internet access you can do this on your time and even in your pajama's!

Can you imagine the price you would pay to have an employment contract drawn, if you could even find an attorney with the specific knowledge of the Nurse Practitioner world? Thanks to Carolyn Buppert you won't ever have to go through the expensive and time-consuming process!

You won't believe the nominal fee! Just $300 for the employment contract.

Additional information on can be found at

The employment contract covers:

The job:

  • What will the NP do for the employer?
  • Clinical duties
  • Administrative duties
  • Scope of practice

Working conditions/terms of work:

  • Hours
  • Assistance/Assistants
  • Practice sites and settings
  • On-call
  • Safety
  • Performance measurement
  • Termination


  • Salary (Yearly, hourly or productivity-based)
  • Bonuses

Expenses to be paid:

  • Insurance
  • Malpractice
  • Health
  • Disability
  • Unemployment
  • Workers compensation
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Personal leave
  • Continuing education
  • Professional memberships
  • Communication devices
  • Transportation

Professional issues:

  • Billing on behalf of NP
  • Promoting the practice
  • Ownership of patient charts, mailing lists
  • Non-competition
Here are the six easy steps to a legally sound employment contract, specifically written by Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD, ANP for nurse practitioners:

  1. Purchase
  2. Read
  3. Select the options that best suit you
  4. Fill in the blanks.
  5. Print
  6. Go negotiate.


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