Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What Made You Decide To Start Your Own Business? @HealthyNal @AutoimmuneRN #Nurseup #Nursefriendly


What made you decide to start your own business? The more I work with patients and families, the more value I see in my knowledge as a nurse. Health impacts all aspects on an individual's life, as well as those around them. Starting Healthy Now and Later is a way for me to reach beyond the bedside and share this knowledge to improve the health, wellbeing, and life of another.

Leah Korkis, BSN, RN, Healthy Now and Later:"Healthy Now and Later is a free resource for caregivers and those 55+. There they will find information on common health topics, health promotion recipes for special diets, and a nation-wide database of local services and financial aid. For further information or clarification, visitors may also "Ask A Nurse"."

What made you decide to start your own business? Autonomy to help others in a non clinical setting in an effort to hopefully empower them in such a way that they might be able to avoid hospitalization or chronic health Issues. I have been an entreprenuer all of my life and my nursing degree and license allow me to practice in the capacity I have always wanted to: to help others holistically to reach their lifestyle and wellness goals. In addition, I am a relationship type of person and appreciate long term interactions/communication with clients.

Shannon Garrett, BS, RN, CHLC, Shannon Garrett Wellness, @AutoimmuneRN, Tennessee Nurse Entrepreneurs, Health Coaches:"I provide holistic health, wellness, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching for women who struggle with the many complexities of living with autoimmune or other chronic health issues. I have a 12 week program I work them through to help them reach their goals and I provide a NANDA wellness care plan for them. I personally have three autoimmune issues and know what these women go through. Medication nor diet are stand-alone treatments. Lifestyle issues are an integral part of healing and I help them work through challenges."

What made you decide to start your own business? I felt the need from the nursing profession for relevant education that is applicable across multiple business fields.

Daniel P. Gracie, DNP, RN-BC, Nursing Informatics Institute, South Carolina Nurse Entrepreneurs:"The Nursing Informatics Institute is a provider of healthcare and nursing informatics. We offer courses on-site in topics such as project management, basics of nursing informatics, and nursing informatics review courses. Additionally we offer online study questions and are working on some books and online learning opportunities for the future."
Daniel P. Gracie, DNP, RN-BC
Nursing Informatics Institute
3642 Savannah Highway
Johns Island, SC 29455
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What made you decide to start your own business? I always knew I wanted to own my own "something" I just never knew what that something was. So I went to school for my master's in business and nursing- just in case that idea came to me! When I left my inpatient role to work at a wellness center, coordinating a physician referred exercise program, I went through a health and wellness coaching program- my first one of two. When I was done the club wanted me to coach their clients there. But I realized that wasn't what I wanted to do- I wanted to coach my own clients in my own business. That "something" had turned into a reality. I am quite independent, motivated, hard-working, committed, and dedicated. I want to make a difference and have an impact on the nursing profession. I want to help our profession rise to a new level. That being said my "coaching" business has turned into so much more- I realized that nurses needed me in many different capacities. So I have turned to speaking, writing, radio show hosting, and many other modalities to be able to help nurses where they are at. I love being a business owner and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Reiki Master, Living Sublime Wellness:"Elizabeth "Nurse Coach" Scala, MSN/MBA, RN is passionate about helping healthcare professionals, nurses in particular, to embody holistic living and embrace self-care. Through her business, Living Sublime Wellness, she writes regularly on the topic of self-care, conducts a free, monthly wellness workshop, and offers both in person and online seminars for busy nurses.
Elizabeth offers group coaching programs, one-on-one coaching, and is the founder of a virtual self-care conference for nurses called the RejuveNation Collaboration. She has written two books for nurses on healthy lifestyle and hosts her own blog talk radio show, the Living Sublime Wellness Show on the Rejuvenation Station.
Being a Reiki Master and daily practitioner of self-Reiki treatment, Elizabeth is available to speak, write, and teach nurses about the balancing and healing effects of Reiki therapy.
Jarrettsville, Maryland, 21084
E-mail Address: coachscala(at)livingsublimewellness(dot)com

Phone number: 410-929-0081

What made you decide to start your own business? To give back to nursing. For something to do when I retire in 5-6 years.

Nancy Banfield Johnson, MSN, RN, ANP, Nurse Mentor Nancy, @NurseMentorNanc:"On my blog and in my presentations, I give strategies to bedside nurses gain confidence, respect and prevent burnout. I published my first book 10/2012, "Catching Critical Changes, Six Essential Steps for Effective Nursing Assessment."
10 Morton Road
Van Etten, NY 14889
Phone number: 607-215-3951
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What made you decide to start your own business? I wrote a book on emergency nursing and offers from publishers had low royalties and slow publishing turn around times. The National Nurses in Business Association helped me self-publish and start my own small press publishing company. The book is now in its fifth edition. 

Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN LHRM, President & CEO, National Nurses in Business Association:"Love your work? Hate your job? Want more independence? Want more respect? Want more money? Join the NNBA and learn how to be self-employed or start a full or part-time business and love your job! Get more independence, respect, and money! I like to share information with other healthcare professionals. I am president of the National Nurses in Business Association, president of the Space Coast Emergency Nurse Association. I work as a online manager, course author and instructor with the University of Florida Professional Development Unit. Click here for Job Options in Nursing Utilizing Your Current Skills and Degrees!"
National Nurses in Business Association
NNBA PO Box 561081, Rockledge, FL 32956-1081
Call 1-877-353-8888 to join!

What made you decide to start your own business? I believe my expertise in communication, emotional intelligence and orgaizational behavior is essential for nurses to provide safe care and to experience healthy and rewarding careers.

Beth Boynton, RN, MS Consulting Services:"Beth Boynton, RN, MS, Nurse Consultant & Author of award-winning book, "Confident Voices: The Nurses' Guide to Improving Communication & Creating Positive Workplaces". Speaker, trainer, coach, and writer specializing in teaching nurses positive communication and collaboration skills, emotional intelligence, group dynamics & leadership.
Workshops and Speaking
"Whole Systems' work for culture change.
Facilitation of small group process work/teambuilding.
Coaching Nurse Managers & leaders
Change Agent work in preparing staff for culture change initiatives.
P.O. Box 192
Portsmouth, NH 03802-0192

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Phone number: 207-752-0826
Social Media Twitter:!/BethBoynton
Linkedin: Beth Boynton, RN, MS
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Confident Voices: The Nurses' Guide to Improving Communication & Creating Positive Workplaces [Paperback]:"Nurses Teachers Administrators Human Resources Consultants Students Confident Voices gets directly to the heart of many distressing problems that nurses face and seek to change. Combining stories, facts, experience, and theories, the author presents compelling insights into root causes of medical errors, staffing shortages and workplace violence. Boynton sets the stage for understanding underlying issues and then teaches us how to build healthy work relationships and workplaces. Nurses have enormous potential to transform healthcare. This book transforms that potential into real problem-solving power!"
Beth Boynton RN MS

What made you decide to start your own business? Desire to be in charge of my destiny

Patricia Iyer MSN RN LNCC, Patricia Iyer Associates, Med League Support Services, Inc.:"Patricia Iyer Associates provides legal nurse consultants with the critical information they need to succeed in their roles. Med League Support Services, Inc. assists attorneys with the medical issues of their cases. We specialize in medical malpractice and personal injury cases, and supply expert witnesses and medical analysis in the form of timelines, chronologies and medical summaries."
260 Route 202-31, Suite 200
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone number: 908-788-8227
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