I spent 8 years at the bedside before I graduated with my NP degree. I was so excited to get started and felt like “something” was about to happen. I had been a nurse in the Neuro ICU for many years in a couple different hospitals and I was tired of being “just a nurse”.Read More
This past week my 4-year old son Matthew and I went over my parents house for dinner. Matthew chose not to eat dinner and even though he was warned he would not get dessert, he defiantly chose not to eat. A bold choice for a 4-year old, even when dessert is yummy homemade cupcakes.Read More
It seems like no matter what business idea you think of it’s already been done by someone else to the umpteenth degree. When you do come up with an idea, you simply can’t come up with a way to monetize it. Why would anyone want this or why would anyone pay for that?Read More
Have you ever had the experience where you and some friends or colleagues were talking about ideas about how something could be better if you just…
Maybe you went so far as to even build out a verbal template of what it would look like.
You were all really excited about the idea and resolved to pursue it.
Then poof. Nothing came of it?Read More
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have no doubt been polarized willingly or not in this new era of politics. You are either a dumb Trump voter or a crazy Hillary freak.Read More
As a nurse I have worked my fair share of overtime. It’s really hard to turn down. I see days where I’m not scheduled to work and my nurse manager begging people to pick up time. Sometimes there are even additional incentives.Read More
Nursing is a tough profession. You work days, nights, holidays, weekends, in snow storms and through hurricanes. In the hospital you have a heavy patient load both literally and figuratively. You find yourself drowning in endless paperwork, clinical documentation rules and constantly being re-educated with software updates.Read More
How to Navigate Your Top 3 Nursing Career Options. Want to advance your nursing career but not sure which path you want to take? Let’s face it, nursing is a tough profession.
We love it. We hate. We can’t get enough of it. I always tell people that nursing can take you anywhere if you let it, which is true on one hand.Read More
Most successful ventures are planned. Of course there are always examples of accidental millionaires, but they are the exception and not the rule. There is always the lottery if you want to gamble with potential success. For those NursePreneurs who are serious and dedicated to building a business, you will need to plan out your success.Read More
In another post I spoke about profit and passion in business, which I will elaborate on a little more in this post. Most people go into business with an expertise that they have. For instance, a dentist will open a dentistry practice, artists sell their own artwork or someone with carpentry skills may open their own workshop. You get the idea.Read More
Brainstorming for business ideas is an essential part of finding the right niche for your business. Unfortunately most people approach brainstorming the wrong way. Most people start out brainstorming for solutions to a broadly laid out problem instead of trying to understand the problem first.Read More
Before getting too deep into any program or project we must take a good hard look at who we are and the barriers that set up for ourselves to prevent achieving success. You may be thinking you have come to a website like this because you want to achieve success, and no doubt that is true. But for a good portion of you who are here, I can guarantee you that your plans will get sidetracked from a little known force within us called Resistance.Read More
A good portion of your success will be directly tied to your ability to be organized, so this needs to be set up at the start. There are 3 critical steps that you need to address before going any further.Read More
When it comes to business should you follow your passion? My dad always use to say “pursue your passion and the rest will follow”. It’s cliché I know and we hear it over and over, but is it true? It certainly wasn’t true for Vincent van Gogh, Emily Dickinson or Henry David Thoreau.Read More
There are many barriers that we put up as reasons why we can’t become self-employed.
I’ve used them myself – I’m too busy, once I’m done with this or that. But the fact is the idea of being self-employed or rather as I like to say, becoming a NursePreneur, kept coming up in my life.Read More
There are an infinite number of idea combinations that will complement your nursing degree. I think many nurses and NPs get tunnel vision with 3 predominate ideas that they think they are limited to- start up an NP clinic, start a nursing recruiting agency, and start a home health agency. While they are all potentially great ideas, they are also very expensive and risky ventures to undertake.Read More
Declaring your intentions is an extremely powerful starting point when starting any new adventure. Whether you are starting a new career, a new journey, a new language or a new relationship, when you declare your intentions out loud you express your desires.Read More
Ahh, the imposter syndrome… Remember when you were first an RN and they took you off orientation kicking and screaming? You weren’t ready, you needed more time!Read More
Nurses who know it all. Have you ever come across that nursing student or new NP who just seems to know it all? They always have a good answer, they can pull research out of the air, they come up with pertinent information. Somehow, some new Nurses just seem to have it so easy.Read More
The term Midlevel never sat well with me. I used to tolerate it, but now it just pisses me off every time I see the word. Why? Because it is so limiting and it devalues us as a profession. No matter how hard you work or how much you achieve, the term “midlevel” qualifies your accomplishments to something akin to saying “nice job… for a girl”.Read More