Posts by Pat Bemis

Nurses in the Legal Field

By on May 14, 2013 in Nurse Entrepreneurs, RN Self-Employment

Legal nurses provide support to legal professionals, such as lawyers and insurance adjusters. In the past, only physicians were hired to give opinions on merit based on the standards of medical care, but nurses now determine merit and adherence to the standards. In the early 1970s, insurance companies seeking to reduce their expenses, hired medical teams to manage...

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Nurse Mindsets that Hinder Transition to Self-Employment and/or Business Ownership

By on Apr 24, 2013 in Nurse Entrepreneurs, RN Self-Employment

Transitioning from employment to self-employment or business ownership can be difficult. The path is filled with roadblocks—some of which are mindsets developed throughout the nurse’s education and practice. These mindsets can lead to delays and eventual rejection of the idea of working independently. When I wrote the book, Self-Employed RN: How to Become a...

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Do you have a book inside you?

By on Apr 2, 2013 in Nurse Entrepreneurs, RN Self-Employment

As my friend Dan Poynter asks, “Do you have a book inside you?” Nurses have many stories to tell, and experience and knowledge to share. Writing a book may be just the thing for you. It was for me. I was working in an emergency department in central Florida when I decided to take the certification exam for emergency nursing (CEN). I was certified in critical-care...

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How to meet local clients

By on Mar 26, 2013 in Marketing, Nurse Entrepreneurs

Find where your potential clients gather and offer to present a short (about 10 minutes) talk to the group. For example, if the group is primarily males, subjects like when to go to the emergency room with chest pain or how to find out if you have low T may be of interest. During vacation times, travelers’ health is often a good topic. Don’t present legal issues to...

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