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Self Employment Opportunities in Nursing

ckranzle ckranzle (New) New

I absolutely love the support and information on this site. I think it speaks volumes that so many nurses an future nurses are here to help each other and offer advice.

So here's a little background on me: I'm 32, am a teacher, own a restaurant and two donut shops. I have my MBA and still am not feeling fulfilled. Teaching was by pure accident...I was asked by the principal if I could teach career understanding and computers because they couldn't find anyone. Little did I know that I would love dealing with the kiddos and the parents. I've been teaching for 3 years now, but I'm ready to break away. I've always thought of being a nurse and if life hadn't gotten in the way all the time I would have pursued it sooner...

Now life has settled into a nice patter and I'm looking at this being my last teaching "gig" going to nursing school and becoming an RN. I love helping people and I thrive on stress...and I'm ready to do what I've always wanted to do.

My question is what self-employment opportunities are out there for nurses? I've done some research online and it all sees vague. I want to be able to, eventually use my business skills in conjunction with nursing (I know that will take a few years, but I like to plan ahead)...

Any feedback would be appreciated! :coollook:



Yes there are many opportunities out there for self-employed nurses. Once you have an RN you could: open your own home-healthcare agency (I did at one point, kept it small and did very well), if you wanted you could teach things like CNA classes (did that too though prepare for attitude, depending on where you are teaching), nursing classes (Masters required), CPR (knowledge and certification required), etc. You could go into consulting, you could do nursing home placement advisement (through Elder Agencies or lawyers / POA), if you get MDS knowledge you could do independent MDS consulting or do MDS for different nursing facilities / long term care facilities. You can do medical records consulting, and on and on and on. Just go where your imagination and passion take you. Whatever you do though MAKE SURE you are insured for malpractise ~ there is a "sue them" mentality out there and you must ALWAYS CYA in the medical profession.

I have gone through book " Now What" and you will come to know which would be best job for you. I am sure it will help you.

Hi Cindy,

You can start home health care nursing or hospice or become talent coordinator.