Is there a need for this?

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by overtonis overtonis Member

Specializes in ICU. Has 10 years experience.

Having worked in hospital for past 10 years, I can't tell you how many times I have met nurses who want out. The problem is there are no real good alternatives for them. While I was working in hospital, I was also building my wife online business. Alot of hours went into it as it was our first time running business. So my question is: Is there need to teach nurses how to start their own business online as alternative to bedside care. Thoughts?

cyc0sys

cyc0sys

Specializes in EMS, LTC, Sub-acute Rehab. Has 6 years experience. 229 Posts

I guess that depends on what kind of online business.

I've been kicking around the idea of a Tele-work Temp Nurse Portal that would allow nurses to work short term or contract telecommute jobs like insurance claims review, legal case review for expert witness, telephone triage, bioinformatics consulting, risk manager e.g. might be doable. You could even have them bid on the jobs to make it competitive.

Maybe eventually adding a telemedicine component for Skype style medical consults to try break into the home health market. Licensing seems to be the biggest issue, depending on the type of services they offered and whether or not they're in a compact state.

However, I'm not getting a solid picture of what you're trying to achieve.

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overtonis

overtonis

Specializes in ICU. Has 10 years experience. 76 Posts

I wanted to offer more of broad approach to any business idea (healthcare or non-healthcare). How this started was a nurse at work (late 50's) hurt her back and leg when chair at work fell apart when she went to sit in it. The hospital only offered bare min. of physical therapy for her. I would see her dragging her bad leg around for 12 hour shift and that just didn't sit right with me. I told her, I ran online business for 5 years and gave her few ideas to start her own business. She decided to start making soap from home and I showed her which platform to use (Wordpress, Shopify, Big Commerce) and showed her how to do her marketing via email list and social media. She ended up doing well and loves it and only works 1 day week in hospital (per diem). So I was thinking maybe of creating online course from soup to nuts showing how to build ecommerce business for nurses. But it would be a ton of work on my part and I wanted to see if there was even any interest in this.

ABatista.RN

ABatista.RN

3 Posts

Good evening, I might not have an answer to your question, but reading your post made me wants to connect because I believe we are like-minded. Ever since I got my nursing license I have been wanting to build a business, I worked for 2 and a half years as a nurse with Wounded Warrior at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and as a PICC line inserter, recently I've been almost six months developing and managing a database as an analys and I see a BIG demand for tech. savy nurses. I'm interested in seeing your journey as an entrepreneur and hopefully share experiences! Connect with me on Facebook, J. Alexander Batista, cheers!

overtonis

overtonis

Specializes in ICU. Has 10 years experience. 76 Posts

Good evening, I might not have an answer to your question, but reading your post made me wants to connect because I believe we are like-minded. Ever since I got my nursing license I have been wanting to build a business, I worked for 2 and a half years as a nurse with Wounded Warrior at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and as a PICC line inserter, recently I've been almost six months developing and managing a database as an analys and I see a BIG demand for tech. savy nurses. I'm interested in seeing your journey as an entrepreneur and hopefully share experiences! Connect with me on Facebook, J. Alexander Batista, cheers!

Hey Alexander,

Maybe we can create facebook group so others can bounce around their business ideas and tips on how to get things going.

Thanks, Carl

2Bornot2bB

2Bornot2bB

10 Posts

Hi guys,

Please start a group ! Im in .

Thanks,

Trish

Nurse Elisha

Nurse Elisha

11 Posts

Hi! I just saw this. I have a facebook group called nursepreneurs. It is a group of like minded individuals who are building their own nursing businesses. It is awesome. Right now we have a group of "expert" nurses sharing live how they got started and what their business is.

guest940422

guest940422

3 Articles; 195 Posts

I'll take your class, can you include patent law for products and how to be a consultant/inspirational speaker?

Nurse Elisha

Nurse Elisha

11 Posts

Hi GaryRay! You can head on over to the nursepreneurs facebook group and check out all of the live videos! No one covered patent laws for products, but you can ask that question in the group :) There are multiple people who covered how to be a consultant and speaker :)

Natasha A., CNA, LVN

Has 6 years experience. 1,695 Posts

I wanted to offer more of broad approach to any business idea (healthcare or non-healthcare). How this started was a nurse at work (late 50's) hurt her back and leg when chair at work fell apart when she went to sit in it. The hospital only offered bare min. of physical therapy for her. I would see her dragging her bad leg around for 12 hour shift and that just didn't sit right with me. I told her, I ran online business for 5 years and gave her few ideas to start her own business. She decided to start making soap from home and I showed her which platform to use (Wordpress, Shopify, Big Commerce) and showed her how to do her marketing via email list and social media. She ended up doing well and loves it and only works 1 day week in hospital (per diem). So I was thinking maybe of creating online course from soup to nuts showing how to build ecommerce business for nurses. But it would be a ton of work on my part and I wanted to see if there was even any interest in this.

Hi Overtonis!!!

Please contact me asap. I've started an E-commerce online business part time and have some great tools that may help get your business off the ground. I would love to speak with you. Are you working on any upcoming projects? I'd be happy to help :)