I've been lurking the AllNurses forums for quite some time now and have gathered some information on starting up a nursing agency. My question is: Are there any reputable resources / books to guide me? I've seen quite a few online but don't want to waste money on books with nothing but useless filler. Has anyone here purchased a good book(s) that was helpful in starting your own nurse staffing agency?
My plan for now is to start small. I'll be my only employee for a while until the reimbursements start coming in, then as my capital grows and the hospitals need more coverage, I can hire one nurse at a time. I'm sure this will be the safest way to work out all the kinks.
Then, once I become more comfortable with all of the "ins-and-outs" and my business begins to grow, I will look into getting a small business loan for a more rapid expansion.
Any good resources out there? ideas?