What Kind Of Business Do I Start? INS Episode 02

What Kind Of Business Do I Start? INS Episode 02

So, you’ve decided to start a business, but what kind of business do you start? In this episode I share some of those examples of nurse entrepreneurial opportunities. Now some of these businesses will afford you the opportunity to work from home, and others may require an office that you either lease/own, and some may require travel….

Ten Reasons To Start A Business: INS Episode 01

Ten Reasons To Start A Business: INS Episode 01

On today’s inaugural episode of The Innovative Nurse Show, I start the conversation about some of the reasons to actually start a business as a nurse. The list is far from comprehensive as I’m sure you’ve had your own reasons for starting your business, but these are at least some of the reasons to jumpstart…

Tips To Negotiating Your Fee

Tips To Negotiating Your Fee

Negotiating your fee is a skill that any seasoned entrepreneur will tell you is essential. We all want to be paid what we feel we deserve based on our expertise and type of services that we’re providing, but let me be the first to tell you that you need to remove that concept (what you…

The Importance Of Social Media Measurement

The Importance Of Social Media Measurement

The rise and subsequent dominance of social media in recent years was as dramatic as it was pervasive – today, social media is everywhere. Indeed, social media’s ascent is far from over, as it is still increasingly becoming fused to many aspects of our digital lives. For the entrepreneur and business of every scale, the…

Nurses Week: 5 Notable Nurses In History

Nurses Week: 5 Notable Nurses In History

Many nurses throughout history contributed to the profession by establishing precedence in healthcare where they found a need. These nurses had an immense influence on the patients in their care. They also laid the foundations to improve the profession by fighting for greater efficiency. Dorothea Dix (1802-1887) Dix gained notoriety as the fearless nurse who fought…

All Is Not Well In Lunch Lady Land

All Is Not Well In Lunch Lady Land

I remember as a kid relying on our nation’s school lunch program. I was among the “free lunch” kids due to our household income, or lack thereof, and sometimes this was the only substantial meal I had each day. After my mother’s failing health, which resulted in her losing a pretty well paying job, our…

Did You Check My Latest Status Update? Why Not!?

Did You Check My Latest Status Update? Why Not!?

There’s no doubt in my mind that I love technology. At times I feel like I can’t get enough. If I step away from technology for too long I find that I don’t actually know what to do for entertainment or how to relax. Have you ever left your house without your smartphone and it…

Should You Be Paid To Speak At A Conference?

Should You Be Paid To Speak At A Conference?

A compelling question by Brittney Wilson about whether it’s right, maybe even ethical for an organization holding a conference to not pay the speakers that are providing all of these valuable insights, especially to a paying audience. Not only that, what if the conference organizers not only will pay your fee, but they also expect you…

Can Working Out Help Prevent Injuries?

Can Working Out Help Prevent Injuries?

As nurses we know that work related injuries can be high for our profession. Below is a contributing post about these daunting statistics, and a brief overview about the benefits of an exercise routine.  According to the Economic Policy Institute, on the job injuries alone cost $192 billion a year on average in the United…

Scrubs Magazine Blog Carnival: Technology In Nursing

Scrubs Magazine Blog Carnival: Technology In Nursing

Utilizing technology effectively as a nurse has never been easier due to the many resources available to us from so many well versed nurses and clinicians out there and we wanted to take this opportunity to showcase a few of these experts as part of the Scrubs Magazine Blog Carnival. What are some thoughts that…