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Joined Nov 14, '07. Designer NP is a In transition. She has '12+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'LTAC,NICU, SICU, MICU, TICU, CVRR'. Posts: 341 (32% Liked) Likes: 260

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  • Jul 20

    Check out Duke University's post-masters cerfications.

    They have cardiology, endocrinology, HIV/AIDS, Ortho, Oncology and VA care.

    I'm applying to the ortho program that starts this fall.

    Good luck!

  • Jul 20

    Check out Duke University's post-masters cerfications.

    They have cardiology, endocrinology, HIV/AIDS, Ortho, Oncology and VA care.

    I'm applying to the ortho program that starts this fall.

    Good luck!

  • Jun 2

    I'm appalled at how negative some of these comments are. OP, if you want to start your own business and your passion is fitness, go with it! You're just going to have to think out the box. As any business owner should know, you shouldn't expect your business to be profitable right away. It may be a couple of years before you get where you want to be. Use your nursing job to fund your dream.
    The first thing that came to mind after reading your post was "why not start a mommy & me fitness program?" You could have a studio, offer childcare for the new mommies if they don't want the babies to participate, teach them how to incorporate exercise with a newborn, make videos, classes and books and sell them online....the possibilities are endless. You don't actually have to teach the classes if you don't want to, hire people who are already certified in yoga, pilates, etc or come up with your own program!
    Remember to put pen to paper and jot down your ideas to come up with a proper business plan. Good luck!

  • Dec 29 '16

    Congrats! May your new job open new doors for you!

  • Dec 21 '16

    Nursepreneur,

    You left LinkedIn out of the poll! That's the one I would have gone with if it was an option.

    I'm having success speaking with like-minded people about business on LinkedIn...more than I had expected before I put myself out there.

    What type of business are you in?

  • Nov 9 '16

    What a timely post.

    I've been in nursing for 15 years and have contemplated many times ways to leave nursing. I've obviously been unsuccessful because I'm still in nursing, although I'm an NP now. My role is different, but I still feel the effects of being a nurse in my role. I constantly get called just a "nurse" by patients since they tune out when you introduce yourself as DesignerNP, Nurse Practitioner. I was once even told I am "almost a PA" by a PT assistant. Nurses are constantly disrespected at all levels.

    Although I can tolerate my job now more in the advanced practice role, I still long for the day I can find something else completely out of nursing or healthcare for that matter. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a book written by a member of a Facebook group I'm in. She wrote it specifically for nurses who want to venture out and do something different. It has tons of business ideas for nurses. Search "50+ Business Ideas for the Entrepreneurial Nurse" on Amazon. There were many ideas I'd never consider, but now I'm highly considering pursuing a business of my own.

  • Nov 6 '16

    Yes that's low! I was offered $71 an hour to work an employee health 13 wk assignment.

  • Oct 27 '16

    Viva

    I have gone into copywriting & marketing consulting

    My other business, ironically, is career consulting for nurses who want another career or want to start their own business.

  • Oct 27 '16

    Sorry to hear about what you are going through Viva. I've been following your post about your job situation. I haven't been a nurse as long as you (only 12 years), but know what you are going through.

    I knew I was done when I had a student one day and couldn't bite my tongue about nursing. I couldn't sugarcoat it. I told her the realities that no one told me before I went into nursing. From that day on I knew I didn't want to pursue this profession for the remainder of my working years.

    Since then I have started 2 businesses doing consulting and I will soon publish my own book. I am well on my way to branching out into another career.

  • Oct 25 '16

    What a timely post.

    I've been in nursing for 15 years and have contemplated many times ways to leave nursing. I've obviously been unsuccessful because I'm still in nursing, although I'm an NP now. My role is different, but I still feel the effects of being a nurse in my role. I constantly get called just a "nurse" by patients since they tune out when you introduce yourself as DesignerNP, Nurse Practitioner. I was once even told I am "almost a PA" by a PT assistant. Nurses are constantly disrespected at all levels.

    Although I can tolerate my job now more in the advanced practice role, I still long for the day I can find something else completely out of nursing or healthcare for that matter. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a book written by a member of a Facebook group I'm in. She wrote it specifically for nurses who want to venture out and do something different. It has tons of business ideas for nurses. Search "50+ Business Ideas for the Entrepreneurial Nurse" on Amazon. There were many ideas I'd never consider, but now I'm highly considering pursuing a business of my own.

  • Oct 16 '16

    What a timely post.

    I've been in nursing for 15 years and have contemplated many times ways to leave nursing. I've obviously been unsuccessful because I'm still in nursing, although I'm an NP now. My role is different, but I still feel the effects of being a nurse in my role. I constantly get called just a "nurse" by patients since they tune out when you introduce yourself as DesignerNP, Nurse Practitioner. I was once even told I am "almost a PA" by a PT assistant. Nurses are constantly disrespected at all levels.

    Although I can tolerate my job now more in the advanced practice role, I still long for the day I can find something else completely out of nursing or healthcare for that matter. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a book written by a member of a Facebook group I'm in. She wrote it specifically for nurses who want to venture out and do something different. It has tons of business ideas for nurses. Search "50+ Business Ideas for the Entrepreneurial Nurse" on Amazon. There were many ideas I'd never consider, but now I'm highly considering pursuing a business of my own.

  • Oct 15 '16

    What a timely post.

    I've been in nursing for 15 years and have contemplated many times ways to leave nursing. I've obviously been unsuccessful because I'm still in nursing, although I'm an NP now. My role is different, but I still feel the effects of being a nurse in my role. I constantly get called just a "nurse" by patients since they tune out when you introduce yourself as DesignerNP, Nurse Practitioner. I was once even told I am "almost a PA" by a PT assistant. Nurses are constantly disrespected at all levels.

    Although I can tolerate my job now more in the advanced practice role, I still long for the day I can find something else completely out of nursing or healthcare for that matter. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a book written by a member of a Facebook group I'm in. She wrote it specifically for nurses who want to venture out and do something different. It has tons of business ideas for nurses. Search "50+ Business Ideas for the Entrepreneurial Nurse" on Amazon. There were many ideas I'd never consider, but now I'm highly considering pursuing a business of my own.



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