Thanking Our Military

Thanking our military and congratulating two nurses… And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. – Lee Greenwood Meet Libby Colvard, a TSgt in the United States Air Force Reserve and as of two weeks ago, a…

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The lessons I am learning from Jimmy Fallon

The lessons I am learning from Jimmy Fallon… I loved this blog written by Patti Johnson for Success Magazine so much that I am going to place excerpts from it below. It is especially relevant for anyone taking on a new team, job or business with a legacy and traditions. I find myself in that…

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Dream Big

Dream Big “Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe…

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Transitions

Transitions “It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” – Ernie Harwell There are several changes going on so I thought I would start of my first blog with discussing change and how it differs from transition. Change is external and can…

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Patricia Ann Bemis Announces Retirement

Patricia Ann Bemis announces retirement I’d like to take this opportunity to announce my retirement as president of the National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA). I have thoroughly enjoyed my many years as president of the association and have especially enjoyed working closely with many of you. Today, I am writing to introduce the new…

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Self-Employment Choices by Nursing Specialties

Self Employment Choices by Nursing Specialties This is an excerpt from Self-Employed RN: How to  Become a Self-Employed RN by Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN, president National Nurses in Business Association, Inc.  It is published by National Nurses in Business Association, Inc. Choices: Nurses tend to look at their skills in categories of specialty. The following choices are…

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Nurse Advantages in Business

Nurse Advantages in Business Registered nurses have definite advantages over the general public when they start a business. Nurses are unique in the world of business and some are highly successful with a business income in the multi-millions. Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio made an audio tape titled Making a Million in Nurses. I, for one, started…

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Healthcare risk management as a non-traditional RN career track

Healthcare risk management (HCRM) is a non-traditional RN career track and all the buzz among nurses looking for self-employment and/or business ownership opportunities. The National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA) has  partnered with the Florida Institute for Health Care Risk Management Education who offers an affordable and high-value course in HCRM. The course qualifies registered nurses for eligibility…

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How can I be my own boss?

Question I received: I’m burned out. I am a 52-year-old RN. I want to be self-employed or own an RN business. Can you help me or point me in the right direction to come out of the labor force and be my own boss? My answer as published in RN Magazine: Your story is similar…

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How can I meet customers in my local area?

To meet your potential customers and introduce your services to them, consider speaking at clubs, organizations, and board meetings where your potential customers meet. Provide health information of interest to them. This is not a sales talk. It’s an an informational talk and an introduction to you and your services. Offer to present a short…

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Nurses in the Legal Field

Legal nurses provide support to legal professionals, such as lawyers and insurance adjusters. In the past, only physicians were hired to give opinions on merit based on the standards of medical care, but nurses now determine merit and adherence to the standards. In the early 1970s, insurance companies seeking to reduce their expenses, hired medical teams…

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Nurse Mindsets that Hinder Transition to Self-Employment and/or Business Ownership

Transitioning from employment to self-employment or business ownership can be difficult. The path is filled with roadblocks—some of which are mindsets developed throughout the nurse’s education and practice. These mindsets can lead to delays and eventual rejection of the idea of working independently. When I wrote the book, Self-Employed RN: How to Become a Self-Employed…

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