Janice Nissen – Nurse Entrepreneur’s Exchange Video Interview
Nurse Entrepreneur’s Exchange are interviews covering how nurses become nurse entrepreneurs and how nurses succeed in business. The name is attributed to the grassroots newsletter that evolved into the founding of the NNBA in 1985. The NNBA was and continues as the only professional nursing organization that is dedicated to the independent practice of nursing through entrepreneurial models.
NNBA member interviews are moving accounts of dreams, opportunities, challenges, and triumphs. In a spirit of trust and generosity nurse entrepreneurs shared their experiences with me during these interviews. Nurses will find confidence, motivation, and inspiration in their stories of transforming their careers through entrepreneurship.
Janice Nissen, BSN, MBA, MS Population Health
Janice (Jan) is both a health care professional and a seasoned biopharmaceutical executive, who has developed commercialization strategies at two multinational pharmaceutical companies, Merck, and Abbott Laboratories.
This work included numerous first-in-class products with market leadership and favorable outcomes for patients. She led an enterprise-wide, global strategy of incorporating patient input into the companies’ value chain, from discovery through patent expiry, resulting in products that were more relevant, valued, and accessible.
Jan served on the executive committee of a non-profit board in Nicaragua, Clinica Verde. She is currently consulting with the NIH Foundation on patient engagement strategies to support their public-private partnerships, and building a first of its kind educational curriculum for nurses interested in a life science career with the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs. She is also serving as an advisor to Press Ganey on customer experience in clinical trials.
Jan has a BSN from University of Illinois Medical Center, MBA from Lake Forest College and a Masters in Population Health from Thomas Jefferson University. She also serves on the Medical Reserve Corp in Pennsylvania.
If you are a nurse entrepreneur or one in the making, who’s looking to create a business that makes an impact and allows you to do the work you love, Join the NNBA and become part of The Voice of Nurse Entrepreneurship.