New nurse graduates face many challenges when graduating from nursing school. Common challenges are: Besides dealing with these issues, many new nurse graduates are still recovering from the stress filled years of nursing school. One way to cope is to develop a strong support system and arm yourself with information. You probably had a strong support system of family, friends, and fellow nurse graduates that cheered you on while you were in school. Also, you plan to land a job with a awesome new nurse orientation program to help ease your path as a new nurse. … [Read more...] about Why New Nurses Should Build Nursing Relationships Online
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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?
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Most entrepreneurs search for an income stream associated with their passion while maximizing their time versus money ratio. Some entrepreneurs categorically refuse to trade their direct time for money and prefer to earn money passively. You have probably heard of the “make money while you sleep” concept. While you can make money while you sleep in some instances, truly passive income does not exist. Here’s why: … [Read more...] about Should Your Nurse Business Have an App?
Love them or hate them, computers and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are now part of the job description for most nurses. Nurse entrepreneur Diane Yeager brings EHRs into the nursing classroom in an effort to prepare nursing students for the real world of nursing. Her advice to other nurse entrepreneurs is “Surround yourself with positive people who understand what you are doing.” … [Read more...] about How Nurse Educator Diane Yeager Used Her Expertise To Start Her Company
Nurse Entrepreneurs Many new nurse entrepreneurs gravitate towards the idea of being an independent solopreneur. After all, many people start a business to be their own boss. In our society, independence is valued and is a cultural expectation. Other cultures value collectivism. Despite our individualistic society, you will find variations in people’s ideals due to personality, life experiences, and their sub culture. Nurse Entrepreneurs and Social Media … [Read more...] about Social Media Strategies For Collective Nurse Entrepreneur Success
This post is part of a collaboration with other nurse bloggers. This round is hosted by RNFM Radio . Why Collaborate Online? By now, you probably know that your business should have an online presence. Some entrepreneurs build an online business or a location based one. While others choose to grow their business using a mix of both. Even if your business is location based, it pays to have an online presence and collaborate with other people in and outside of your niche online. A few benefits of online collaboration are: This post was written as part of the Nurse Blog Carnival. If you are interested in participating find out more details and sign up here. … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Start-Up Guide to Online Collaboration
Most nurses have an adequate knowledge base in order to live a healthy life. However, if nurses have a knowledge deficit they can research the topic or call upon an expert for help. Often, we have the information we need, but fail to act. For example, we know that the failure to eat a healthy diet results in weight gain and low energy levels. In the long term, a poor diet can lead to health problems and a shorter lifespan. However, we still pick up a fast food breakfast on the way to work. Or, we continue to work night shift even though our doctor recommends moving to day shift. Poor health habits extend beyond dietary choices for many nurses. For example, nurse entrepreneurs in their early … [Read more...] about How Nurses Can Develop Healthy Habits