In the largest collaborative effort in Elite Nurse Practitioner history (multiple expert functional medicine NPs), The Elite Nurse Practitioner is proud to announce The Foundational Functional Medicine Course, the Elite NP guide on how to integrate functional medicine into your practice or how to start a functional medicine practice from scratch! I have received hundreds of requests for a functional medicine course; therefore, we have spent multiple months and tens of thousands of dollars developing this course, so I am very excited to finally get it out to all my nurse practitioner sisters and brothers.

This course is designed for the nurse practitioner who wants to learn the clinical and business concepts and foundations of functional medicine. Starting a functional medicine practice is relatively straight forward, inexpensive to start, and can generate a high revenue for the astute nurse practitioner entrepreneur. Integrating this into an established practice is even easier and we will show you how to do it!

This course is the only nurse practitioner specific functional medicine course on the market that will not only teach the nurse practitioner the foundational clinical knowledge of functional medicine but will also cover the business components of starting a functional medicine practice or how to integrate it into an established practice.

Functional medicine is defined as a patient-centered and systems biology-based approach to chronic disease management where the root cause of disease is identified and addressed. Essentially, the underlying root cause of chronic diseases are identified, and a more holistic approach of treatment is pursued that focuses on treating the root cause of disease while enabling patients to make lifestyle changes that will bring their body back into balance and wellbeing.

Let’s face it, many patients are sick of the traditional medical and healthcare model. Patients are tired of the ever-revolving door of traditional medicine where they take more pills to treat symptoms and continue to go to never ending appointments that do not solve the underlying problem. Instead, patients want an ANSWER and a SOLUTION to health problems, and functional medicine can provide just that in many cases.

Functional medicine has exploded in growth over the past 5-7 years as patients are becoming more aware of alternatives to the traditional healthcare model. Patients in today’s marketplace are more health conscious and willing to make the changes in their life to improve their health conditions, but they still need direction from a creditable provider, and this is where the nurse practitioner can shine! Our course will educate the nurse practitioner on how to deliver this need to the patient!

Functional medicine is an 87-billion-dollar industry in the United States. The demand continues to increase; therefore, this is an amazing opportunity for the astute nurse practitioner entrepreneur who is looking to create a predominately cash based practice that not only generates healthy profits, but also allows the nurse practitioner to spend quality time with the patient and help them find solutions to their health problems. Additionally, you can integrate this into an insurance-based practice, and we cover that in this course as well!

This course is designed to teach the nurse practitioner who has ZERO experience with functional medicine the foundational knowledge on how to integrate functional medicine into their practice. This course covers a variety of functional medicine based clinical subjects in addition to the business concepts you need to know to start a functional medicine practice from scratch or to integrate it into an established practice. And the best part? This course doesn’t cost tens of thousands of dollars like other functional medicine programs! Our goal is to provide you an AFFORDABLE option that also provides quality and up to date information!

You will learn:

  • What functional medicine exactly is and how it can be applied to practice.
  • The legalities, regulations, and liabilities in regards to functional medicine.
  • The clinical foundations of functional medicine.
  • How functional medicine differs from the conventional medical model.
  • Lab testing and interpretation during functional medicine-based workups.
  • How to integrate the 4 “Rs” of functional medicine into practice (remove, replace, re-inoculate, and repair).
  • Clinical concepts of gut health and the microbiome and how it affects a multitude of body systems.
  • Clinical concepts of immunity and inflammation from a functional medicine standpoint.
  • Clinical concepts of the male and female sex hormones from a functional medicine standpoint.
  • Clinical concepts of cardiometabolic health from a functional medicine standpoint.
  • How environmental toxins can negatively affect health and how to navigate this.
  • Clinical concepts of HPA axis dysregulation and how it relates to human wellbeing and health.
  • The foundational concepts of integrative mental health.
  • How trauma and stress affect the mind-body connection and how this applies to clinical practice from a functional medicine standpoint.
  • A variety of actionable treatment options and recommendations to help your patient become healthier and more balanced.
  • How to create a functional medicine practice from scratch.
  • How to market functional medicine-based services.
  • What suppliers and pharmacies to utilize.
  • Which lab companies to utilize.
  • How to SUCCEED and much more!

Plus, this course will award 26 total CEU hours and 7 pharmacology hours so you can stay up to date with your certifications and licenses! That is right, you will obtain 26 hours of continuing education from this course AND learn valuable and practical knowledge that can be implemented into practice immediately!

There are 20 hours (YES, 20 hours!) of video and audio content where all the course collaborators and I go over a 722-slide presentation in detail. There will also be audio recordings for you to stream so you can learn on the go!

This course will include all the supplemental documentation you need to get started providing functional medicine in your practice! This course will include consents, HIPAA/privacy policies, practice policies, intake forms, a superbill template, and a variety of other practice management forms so you can operate your functional medicine practice appropriately!

As a BONUS, we are also including a functional medicine-based protocol cheat sheet that will guide you through the process of evaluating and treating the 5 most common conditions you will come across in your functional medicine practice!

I am confident this course will provide you the FOUNDATIONAL knowledge to start a functional medicine practice from the ground floor or to simply integrate it into your established practice. I guarantee that! But the only thing I cannot provide you is the courage to actually get started building a life that you live on YOUR TERMS, not greedy healthcare administrators and supervising physicians.

If you are wanting to build an in-demand, high revenue, low expense, low liability, and high growth potential practice, then you should seriously consider starting a functional medicine practice or begin integrating these services into your established practice. Functional medicine will continue to grow in demand as more patients are wanting to ESCAPE the conventional medical model and find a way to bring their body back into balance and treat the ROOT cause of their problems instead of being given another pill that only masks the issue. Functional medicine has long-term growth potential as our population ages and as more people are wanting to try alternative forms of healthcare. So, what are you waiting? Get started today!


This course will be on sale for only $1399! This is an AMAZING deal when you compare it to the cost of other functional medicine courses, PLUS you are earning 26 CEU hours. You can’t beat this deal, so take advantage of it today. 


If you bundle this course with our hormone replacement courses, then the price is only $1,899 which saves you $897 PLUS you will receive 45 CEU hours! So, take advantage of this fantastic deal if you are needing comprehensive hormone replacement education as well.


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This course awards 26 CE hours and 7 of those hours are designated as pharmacology hours!



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The foundational concepts and principles of functional medicine explained...


Evaluation of disease from a functional medicine standpoint and lab testing with interpretation explained...



Gut health, cardiometabolic function, inflammation, toxins, hormonal health, and a variety of other disease processes and body systems from a functional medicine standpoint explained...


Disease intervention and treatment modalities from a functional medicine standpoint explained...



Pricing, subscription based programs, practice promotion, and marketing explained...


Business creation, operational management, supply ordering, medication/supplement suppliers, consents, and many more business components explained...



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Lori, P., FNP:
This course was FANTASTIC. I have been exploring functional medicine for the past year and have taken a few other expensive courses (I have spent almost $8,000 so far). For the price, you seriously cannot beat the value you are getting from the Elite NP functional medicine course. It truly covers the foundations of functional medicine and provides the nurse practitioner the knowledge necessary to evaluate and treat about 80% of what you would ever see in practice. I wish this course would have been available a year ago as it would have saved me thousands of dollars. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who was involved creating this course, I enjoyed it thoroughly!

Richard, T., FNP: I have taken 8 of the Elite NP courses so far and this is hands down the most in-depth course to date. I can’t believe I am also being rewarded 26 CME hours to boot! What a deal for the money! I have been curious about functional medicine for years and this course truly put all the foundational concepts together in a precise and easy to learn way. I can’t wait to put the knowledge into practice!

Courtney, ANP: I operate a wellness practice and get asked from patients from time to time if I provide any functional medicine services. While I do (hormone replacement therapy), I do not offer other services such as gut health assessment. I have been on the fence about spending thousands of dollars on other functional medicine courses, so I am glad I was able to take this course first. I now feel comfortable providing functional medicine services in my practice and hope Elite NP provides more courses in the future to expand on this one! Thank you for this awesome course, I learned a lot!

Maria, L., NP: What a great course! I can’t believe this was 20 hours long as it flew by when I was watching it. The subjects discussed are fascinating and the course overall was well put together. I am wanting to start a stand-alone functional medicine practice and now feel prepared and confident that I can do this. The clinical and business concepts discussed in this course are worth more than what is being charged, so from the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU for providing nurse practitioners affordable and amazing courses and for empowering our profession.

Frequently Asked Questions


Will I have unlimited access to this course?

Absolutely! You can access this course however many times you want for however long you want! All Elite Nurse Practitioner Courses are pre-recorded and accessible indefinitely!



Will this course really teach me how to start a functional medicine practice?

YES! We go over each step you need to know to get started on the right foot. We cover everything pricing services, to LLC formation, to marketing, and everything in between! I am confident you will walk away with what you need to know!


Will you cover what I need to know to begin integrating functional medicine into my practice?

Absolutely! We cover the foundational concepts of functional medicine in this course. You will walk away from this course a more knowledgeable and competent provider, especially when it comes to functional medicine. Functional medicine is always evolving, therefore so should your education, but I am confident that this course will provide you the foundation to springboard your clinical practice from. The education presented in this course should provide you the knowledge necessary to evaluate and treat 80-90% of what you will see in practice.


How long does it take to start a functional medicine practice?

If you are starting a cash-based practice, then you can have a practice up and running within 4-6 weeks. If you are going to accept insurance though, then the credentialing process will take 3-6 months. So, it is best to get started IMMEDIATELY if you are going to take insurance.

Do I need to have a special degree or certification to start my own practice or to begin providing functional medicine services?

Outside of your nurse practitioner degree, NO! Do not be fooled into thinking you NEED a special degree or certification to provide functional medicine into your practice. Regardless, our course provides you official CEU and a certification after you complete it. This is mostly to show that you completed training in functional medicine and might be required to show your malpractice carrier.


Will this course cover marketing?

Yes! We will cover various marketing topics and techniques to help get patients through the door and increase your practices volume!



Do I need to have a physician collaborator?

Only if your state requires this! If you are in a restricted state, you can actually start a telemedicine functional medicine practice and see patients in full practice authority states which means you DON'T NEED a collaborator! The only thing you need is a license in that state! You could also provide functional medicine coaching, which does not require a license, but you do walk a fine line being a license nurse practitioner and providing coaching services. I discuss that in more depth in our Coaching/Consulting course.



I already own a practice; would this course benefit me?

Absolutely! The majority of this course focuses on the clinical components of functional medicine, therefore you should walk away from this course with actionable knowledge that you can integrate into practice immediately. 


Would this course benefit me if I am planning on starting a practice in the next 1-2 years?

YES! The topics covered in this course will remain relevant plus you have indefinite access to the course!

 

Can you explain the Comprehensive Functional Medicine Course bundle more?

This course covers the functional foundations of hormone replacement therapy but does not go into the depth you need to begin prescribing hormone replacement therapy safely and effectively. Therefore, if you do not have training specific to men’s and/or women’s hormone replacement therapy and thyroid optimization, then we recommend you take advantage of the bundle we put together as our hormone replacement therapy courses cover those concepts in greater detail as it is an additional 12+ hours of education that we could not include in The Foundational Functional Medicine Course if we wanted to keep it affordable, plus many nurse practitioners already know how to provide hormone replacement therapy services, so we did not want too much overlap in education.

Will this offer CME?

YES! This course offers 26 CE hours, and 7 of those hours count as pharmacology hours. The Elite Nurse Practitioner is credentialed as an organization that can provide CEU through the ANCC. CEU awarded through The Elite Nurse Practitioner applies to ANCC, AANP, and all boards of nursing!


Will this course provide a certificate of completion?

Yes! A certificate is issued at the end of the course that will show the CEU hours and your completion of this course. You can use this to show that you have received certification in functional medicine training and also use it for CE reimbursement and to write off on your taxes!

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Hi, I'm Justin Allan MSN FNP

I am the owner and author of The Elite Nurse Practitioner, one of the hottest blogs for nurse practitioners who want to break free from the shackles of modern healthcare.

I have been practicing as an NP for 7 years. I have worked all over the country and in many different settings. I became sick of working for others and not earning what I knew what was possible and fair. So, I decided to venture out on my own.

I now own multiple successful side practices and businesses as an NP. My goal is to share the knowledge I have learned and developed to my fellow NP colleagues so you can reach a level of success that very few NPs will ever achieve. It is possible to build profitable practices and businesses as a nurse practitioner! Do not let anyone else tell you otherwise!

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