Being an independent Nurse/NP is an opportunity I definitely want to pursue. My question is, what is the difference between being self-employed and being an independent nurse contractor? Which would you recommend. Would you recommend being independent at all? I know it's not easy having your own business but is selling your services just like trying to find a job? Is it easier or harder? Also, do companies like "hiring" independent nurses? What kind of settings would I be better off in?
What is some advice you have for someone looking to pursue this avenue with their career? Should I wait until I'm an NP with RN experience or should I try to start building this up right after I receive my BSN and RN?
I'd love to know more about this so any
information at all that you can give me would be amazing! Anything at all that I need to know about being independent, thank you!
I agree with healthynurse, job security as a self employed NP will take time, alot of time, especially if you're not good at marketing yourself. It's best to start your business when you have a full time job, it's what I am doing now. I have been able to get myself down to 3 days a week and hope by this time next year I will be a full time nurse entrepreneur. And yes, being self employed and an Independent Nurse contractor are the same thing.
Hope this helps -
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