Nurse Entrepreneurship and More with Michelle Podlesni

It was an honor to be a guest on Mastering Nursing podcast with host, Keith Carlson. We discussed nurse entrepreneurship and how thinking outside the box as a nurse is one of your greatest keys to success whether you’re a clinician, researcher, educator, or entrepreneur! Listen to...

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How to Finance Your Business for Nurse Entrepreneurs

“A resourceful person will always make opportunity fit his or her needs.” – Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich     How to Finance Your Business for Nurse Entrepreneurs A primary concern of nurse entrepreneurs is how much is it going to cost to start my business, and how am I going to come up with the money?  Many of us believe if we had...

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NNBA Featured Expert

The Power of Language for Effective Performance Development By Randy Keirn, MPA, BSN, RN, EFO, EMT-P, CSP® The emergency room doctor told the nurse to be careful and not stick herself with the needle because the patient had an infectious disease. As he spoke those words, I remember thinking, “you just stuck her!” Moments later, as predicted, she stuck herself with...

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NNBA Featured Expert

Building a Career Path to Prevent Nurse Burnout By Anne Llewellyn, RN-BC, MS, BHSA, CCM, CRRN Nurse Advocate Today there is a great deal of concern about burnout in the profession of nursing. A Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder found 7 in 10 nurses reported feeling burnout in their current roles. Mayo Clinic defines workplace burnout as a state of physical,...

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NNBA Featured Expert

Surgery Can Be Scary But it Doesn’t Have to Be By Dr. Dolores Fazzino, DNP, FNP-BC, CRNFA Are you worried about your upcoming surgery? Are you feeling completely lost, not knowing what to expect before, during and after the procedure? When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a healthcare issue, especially if the doctors are requiring surgery, there are many things...

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Creative Problem Solving and Changing a Culture

Creative Problem Solving and Changing a Culture “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. “ Margaret Mead, Anthropologist What would you do if you knew you could not fail? My premise is that you can accomplish much, including changing a culture, if you focus on a problem,...

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Michelle’s Commentary on American College of Healthcare Executives Survey

Special message from Michelle Podlesni regarding recent news of importance for nurses.   You are familiar with my mantra on how, as nurses, we need to be aware of the legislative, financial, technological and social issues affecting healthcare, so we are better able to reframe our roles, and to remain marketable. I’d like to comment on the recent survey...

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Why Nurses Need a Plan B and More in Today’s Healthcare Marketplace

Three events in this past week alone should be ringing some alarm bells to nurses, and I’m not talking about a patient’s call button, I talking about these gargantuan mergers taking place and the continued corporatization of health care. December 3rd, CVS Health announced a deal to buy Aetna for $69 billion dollars. Now there are rumors of Walmart buying...

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Nurse Expert Witness wins Shark Tank at National Nurses in Business Conference

Dawn Cook had the opportunity to attend the National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA) Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives Conference at the Sirata Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida from November 17th through the 19th. For those unfamiliar with the NNBA, it is best described as “a professional nursing association and springboard for nurses...

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Tribute to Nurse Entrepreneurship #NNBA2017

As a Tribute to Nurse Entrepreneurship, a couple hundred nurse entrepreneurs, and aspiring entrepreneurs, took over the beautiful Sirata Beach Resort for NNBA’s signature educational conference. First scheduled in September; the NNBA postponed the conference due to Hurricane Irma’s impending arrival that same weekend! Speed, quick decision making and pivoting, the...

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