Anyone in biz for themselves?

  1. :kiss :blushkiss Anyone out there in business for themselves? The more I think about it, the more I feel like having a home-based nursing business. After reading everyone's concerns about low pay, low professional respect and status, and being treated like hookers and morons, (gay if you're a male nurse) I think that it is definately a consideration. Just wanted some input. What would the major health-care corps DO if we all started freelancing at inflated prices? WOO-HOO!!!!!!!! Gives me chills and goosebumps! Love ya all just cuz you're YOU!
    Last edit by JulieBean2U on Dec 31, '02
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    Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 35; Likes: 6
    RN- currently taking a break from hospice and doing agency


  3. by   eileenr
    Have you checked out the National Association of Independent Nurses (NAIN) web page? You should. These nurses are making some serious dough!
  4. by   melissa24
    Also check out the "Nursing Entrepreneurs" discussion group here.
  5. by   cargal
    Haven't seen the guy around for a while, but Charles is an articulate and helpful RN and will answer your questions about
    The site looks revamped. It is not just an agency, it is a group of nurses who contract themselve out.

    mmm wrong link. I will try to get back to you. Charles, are you out there?
    Last edit by cargal on Jan 1, '03
  6. by   cargal
    Here it is: and the name of the business is Integrative HealthCare Resources. This is my shining example of how we can do this.
    As I stated before, Charles is more than happy to answer your questions.
    Go for it!
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Check out the nurse entepreneur boards right here at allnurses! I wish you luck!
  8. by   SeptSue
    In my neighborhood, an older woman, a nurse herself, started an nursing agency, it has been successful for many years. Another acquaintance had started a nursing agency - highly successful. One local RN has her own ad in the yellow pages offering her services for private duty nursing.
  9. by   mattsmom81
    Hmm. I wonder about the legalities and contracts, things are handled with private duty businesses. Anybody know?The above links are not working for me...don't know if it's my computer or what.