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    Hopefully with the nurses of this generation we will see nursing take a turn for the better. Women today will not take the same conditions we have for so many years. With that, we will have more ideas, more voices and more independent nurses who can change nursing as socitety knows it. I have tried, but it's difficult to do it alone. I would love to see more nurses in business. It's time for changes. I think our biggest problem is we are not taught where to begin and to think out of the box.
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    Now, if we can just get the many experienced voices of nurses to pass on the wisdom, the younger generation of new grads can hit the floor running with a great set of ideals. After they have found their niche and gotten over the scary first year or two, they can take these ideas that have been planted in their brains and work on them. Let's take the ball and run with it!
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    You could say.. I have begun. I am no where near where I want to be though....

    I think of "it" (where am I at professionally) with the nursing process of assessing, planning, and the implementation. I regularly evaluate how to obtain my goal, stay positive, and be nurtured by myself and my suroundings.

    I love this forum. For me, AllNurses.com was the beginning of thinking "out of the box". Where the beginning is with you is for you to define.

    Let's all do this together.. there is plenty of patient / client needs to go around... Let's ALL be the best that we can be.. and have fun doing "IT"!

    Your comments, ideas, and thoughts are greatly appreciated.

    B.
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    Zipping through search land found these tibits:

    1.Check with your community college and local small business administration for classes on business and entrepreneurship.

    2. Eight Tips for Aspiring Healthcare Entrepreneurs
    http://healthcare.monster.com/articles/flyingsolo/

    3. Check out Score-Service Core of Retired Executives:
    SCORE forms alliance with The Company Corporation® to provide information about business structures. In February, SCORE offices nationwide will offer a new workbook titled How To Really Incorporate Your Business. This workbook is made possible through the support of The Company Corporation®. Find SCORE near you to set up a free counseling session and get your free workbook.
    http://www.score.org/

    4. Passport Health: A Travel Business
    Option for Nurse Entrepreneurs
    Carol De Rosa, RN, BS
    Nursing Spectrum, Masthead Date April 02, 2001
    http://community.nursingspectrum.com...e.cfm?AID=3721

    Books below listed here:
    http://www.psna.org/Career/books.htm

    Bozell, J. (1999). Anatomy of a Job Search: A Nurse's Guide to Finding and Landing the Job You Want. Springhouse, PA. Springhouse Corp.

    Case, B. (1997). Career Planning for Nurses. Albany, NY. Delmar Publishers.

    Chenevert, M. (1997). What Next Nurse? The Career Planner for the Panic Stricken Nurse. Melodie Chenevert.

    Eagles, Z. (1997). The Nurse's Career Guide: Discovering New Horizons in Health Care. San Luis Obispo, CA. Sovereignty Press.

    New York State Nurses Association. (1998). Tomorrow's Solutions for Today's Nurse.New York. New York State Nurses Association.

    Puetz, B., & Shinn, L.J. (1997). The Nurse Consultant's Handbook. New York: Springer
    Publishing Company, Inc.

    VGM Career Horizons, Editors of. (1997). Resumes for Nursing Careers. Chicago. VGM Career Horizons a division of NTC Publishing Group.

    Zagury, C. (1993). Nurse Entrepreneur: Building the Bridge of Opportunity. Long Branch, NJ. Vista Publishing, Inc.
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    How I Became a Nurse Entrepreneur: Tales from 50 Nurses in Business
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...003234-4415215
    This 350 page book is published by the National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA) Learn how 50 different nurses brought their vision to reality. Amazon. com Price: $13.96

    Also Available @ Amazon:
    Nurses As Consultants: Concepts and Processes by Susan L. Norwood; Used Price: $22.00
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    Starting A Nursing Agency, How To Start An Agency
    http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing...ing.agency.htm
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    (((((NurseKaren))))))):kiss You are amazing my dear....

    What is your favorite search engine? I have used google and never found these articles (which I will read thoroughly later)?

    Bonnie
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    My new best friend--GOOGLE.

    You need to also take a stroll to the nearest college with a school of nursing. Go to their library-you can usually do a search on CINAHL and medical seach engines for FREE too, where you will get tons of info including books. Because I'm in college, get access on line thru schools website.

    RE Nurse Entrepreneurs ---found a lot on google that smacked of too comercial, get rich quick schemes on first four pages...more meat after that. All of the above from google...much I had come across before so I knew where to go to look for website link.
    I usually read two hrs a night online these days to keep up-to-date re business of healthcare for my job + FUN stuff here.
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    NRS Karen great stuff. I have been looking for this kind of stuff, too. thanks
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    (((((((NurseKaren))))))):kiss thanks Karen...

    Bonnie
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    There is also a website entrepreneur.com which often has helpful info and links. Good luck on your journey!
    Debbie


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