Most nursing students are bombarded with advice on how to study and pass the NCLEX-RN. You might find that your friends are using different books, study tips, and programs to study. Are you overwhelmed by all the study possibilities? Take a deep breath, and focus on the three biggies in order to keep it simple. Try these three tips to study and prepare for NCLEX: Preparing for the NCLEX-RN What do you think? … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Help You Prepare for NCLEX
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If you are not experiencing fulfillment in your current specialty; seek change. Open your mind to the available options in the nursing profession. Perhaps, you can explore the possibility of becoming a concierge nurse. Or, you can change how you practice as a nurse by transitioning from patient care nursing to owning a nurse owned business in a complementary area such social media marketing, coaching, legal nurse consulting, art, or e-commerce.
Do you like treating and working with patients, but on your own schedule? Would you like to have control over the patient’s medical treatment? Have you thought about this type of career while being self-employed?
Are you a primary care nurse practitioner or have thought about becoming one? Maybe, you have been hesitant to pursue this career due to the assumed limited ability for self-employment? While in many states they must work collaboratively with a MD, there are some states that they can work independently within their scope of practice.
According to Barbara C. Phillips, MN, NP in her blog npbusiness.org, 15 states allow primary care NPs to work independently. She also points out that any NP can have their own business, but dependent upon the state, may not be totally independent. However, they must practice within their scope, and most states at minimum require an NP to collaborate with a MD. But, are you fortunate enough to reside in a state that does not require collaboration?
Want more particulars before pursuing this entrepreneur and educational opportunity? Try reading this book by Carolyn Buppert CRNP, JD, published by Jones & Bartlett Learning from Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice And Legal Guide
A licensed Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) usually works as part of a healthcare team in a hospital or long-term care facility. Also, they may work in the home health setting. They are required to attend a training program consisting of clinical/ theoretical coursework and pass an exam to obtain a license. … [Read more...] about Can You Be Self Employed as a CNA?
Do you want to start your own business? Nurses that want to be empowered by their passion often choose to become a nurse entrepreneur. Opportunities for nurses to start their own business are almost endless. Nurses that have the entrepreneurial fire burning in their belly often feel out of place in a traditional work setting due to the hierarchical nature of the nursing profession. These three nurse business ideas will move you away from the bedside but you can still utilize your nursing skills. Nurse Business Ideas … [Read more...] about 3 Alternative Nurse Business Ideas
Evidence Based Nursing The purpose of evidence a based nursing practice is to improve patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs. If it is not utilized, the patient will suffer and healthcare costs will soar. In fact, the quality of patient outcomes is the new measurement by which healthcare providers are being reimbursed. … [Read more...] about Focus on Evidence Based Nursing Practice in Orientation
The Patient Experience Has Changed Healthcare Delivery. Medical facilities are being held to increased quality standards by federal oversight as well as the general public. Despite the fact that the patient experience should be a primary factor in the delivery of healthcare, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is one survey that many medical facilities are struggling to understand and perfect. Due to the importance of the patient’s perspective of care and their inpatient total experience, healthcare facilities should make HCAHPS the focus of education, training, and competencies from day one of employee orientation. … [Read more...] about HCAHPS Score Focus From Day One
Many people complain that one of the most dehumanizing aspects of a hospital stay is wearing a standard open back patient gown. Then there is the lovely paper gown provided by some clinics that somehow makes the dehumanizing open back material gown seem modest. These types of problems in healthcare often inspire nurses to become nurse inventors. Chantale Trouillot is a nurse inventor that works with her husband (Eric) to market her ECT patient Gown. They take collaborative approach to business. Chantale spends her time promoting her invention and working in the hospital setting. Eric spends his time managing Peak Textiles which manufactures the ECT patient gown. As the business manager, … [Read more...] about Chantale Trouillot is a Nurse Inventor That is Humanizing Healthcare
Lets face it. Nursing is not the most glamorous profession in the world. Nurses are probably the most comfortably dressed of all the professions (our uniforms replicate the comfort of our pajamas) but definitely not the most glamorous. It is really hard to be glamorous as a profession when many nurses experience daily situations such as: … [Read more...] about Why Surviving in Nursing is Not Enough
Nurse Entrepreneur Problems As a nurse entrepreneur, or a nurse business owner, do you constantly search the internet for free social media help or blogging advice? I bet you probably do as most businesses have problems that need to be solved. Do you continually come across websites from marketing gurus that are really only offering the sale of their latest product and no real value? Can your business afford to spend $100- $1000 bucks for every problem’s solution that these self professed experts are offering? … [Read more...] about 5 Awesome Websites for Nurse Entrepreneurs
If you have been following our blog, you know that I have covered two different options for nurses that want to travel as part of their job: But, what if you don’t have the qualifications to be a Nurse Educator or a Nurse Researcher? Or, do you wish to be self employed and move away from the role of a bedside nurse? There is another opportunity for nurses that want to have a mobile lifestyle and focus on travel. Being self employed as a Nurse Writer provides the opportunity and flexibility of your work schedule to travel the world. … [Read more...] about How to be a Self Employed Nurse and Travel the World
As I look at my “To Be Accomplished This Week List”, which is a sub-list linked to a higher ordered “To Be Accomplished In Life List”, I realize that I need some Monday inspiration. Sigh… I have so much to do and not enough time. (Personal tidbit- Check out the inspirational video. I really like inspirational quotes, videos, and speakers so much, that my 11 yr old twins complain that they wish I would quit using a motivational speaker style when lecturing to them about their misbehaviors. “Mom you are a nurse, not a motivational speaker.” To which I promptly reply “A little motivation never hurt anyone!”) I thought the readers of my blog Self Employed Nurse might also be experiencing … [Read more...] about Monday Inspiration for Nurse Entrepreneurs