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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How to meet local clients

Find where your potential clients gather and offer to present a short (about 10 minutes) talk to the group. For example, if the group is primarily males, subjects like when to go to the emergency room with chest pain or how to find out if you have low T may be of interest. During vacation…

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Are your emails being read?

When you send an email, do you assume that the reader actually reads your email? That may not be true. I’m talking about your everyday business and personal communication, not emails sent to advertise your products. Your email may be lost among the hundreds most of us receive each day.

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