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Nurse Entrepreneur


Nurse Entrepreneurs use their nursing education and business background to start ventures within the healthcare industry—establishing, promoting and running their own companies. Some develop medical devices, computerized systems, or home health products. To set out on your own as a Nurse Entrepreneur, some key skills to have include: creativity, business savvy, ability to find funding and identify a niche market, as well as a consistent customer base.

Things You'll Do:

  • Your business could provide patient care, nursing education, home health or consulting
  • Seek out business opportunities and funding
  • Use your experience in healthcare and business skills to build a relevant business

Your job characteristics:

  • Fast-paced
  • Multifaceted
  • Managerial
  • Research-oriented
  • Independent

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Take business classes, or consider a double major, or minor, in business.
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • Work as a Registered Nurse, getting experience to see what problems, exist in nursing, that need solutions.
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  • Become a
    Nurse Entrepreneur

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  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Your own company
    • As an independent contractor
    • Hospitals

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • As a Nurse Entrepreneur, you can still care for patients while enjoying the benefits of self-employment—like having more control over your career and determining your own schedule.

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