I currently work in a wellness role at a facility and am interested in the possibility of starting an independent coaching/consulting business. This is an area of nursing that I have come to love and have a deep passion for. There seems to be quite a few places to get certified and I am looking at contacting any local associations that provide assistance with starting a small business.
For now, I was wondering if there are currently any nurses with experience in this area of nursing? Are there any experiences/advice/warnings you would like to share? I am also wondering, if there are nurses in this industry, do you continue to work FT/PT/flex at an employer and moonlight as a consultant, or have you been successful at branching off and going 100% indy (this is my eventual goal).
TIA for any advice/thoughts/constructive criticism!
Jan 8, '12
Thanks to both for your posts on coaching & certifications. I'm currently shoping for a Health cert. program and alot of CE's for ANCC renewal. Is there anything you didn't like about Institute of Integrative Nutrition? Would it prepare you to work in a conservative setting? Is it mainly about nutrition or is it a general program? I'm currently considering NIWH and The Wellness Inventory but cost is a big challenge. Karen Wheeler RN-BC, MGCP
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