Nurse Entrepreneur Journey – Linnea Stonebraker

  I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with Linnea Stonebreaker, RN, PhD, founder of the National Institute for Healthcare Education. Linnea spent most of her career in critical care nursing with an advanced degree in healthcare program administration. After three decades nursing, her career choices all seemed to have high stress and long hours. In 2001 she began to...

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The Legacy of the Red Poppy: the Poet, Mailman and Volunteer

        In what was just to be thought a description of the scene before them, came to be a remembrance that many take part in each Memorial Day. The day before, Dr John McCrae had seen a close friend die on the battlefront of WWI. Glancing at the bombed and gnarled soil where many of the war dead had been buried; there grew the red poppies. He...

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How to Check Important Things off Your Bucket List!

The first book of Brian Tracy’s that I ever read was Maximum Achievement in 1994. I was working in the corporate world at the time, traveling extensively and having more staff, clients, and business come my way. I’m. a. nurse…business was not my knowledge base but what I loved about reading and listening to Brian was that he made it clear that if I applied myself, I...

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Reality Check 2017: Are You Doing or Being? By Dr. Dolores Fazzino, DNP, FNP-BC, CRNFA As the previous year closes, a new chapter of your life has begun to unfold. HAPPY NEW YEAR! The excitement of new beginnings and new, clean pages of your future life has come into view just begging to be filled in with new and exciting life adventures. Perhaps you decided and...

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“Time out” is not just for Misbehaving Children By Dr. Dolores Fazzino, DNP, FNP-BC, CRNFA You are overwhelmed. You are an amazing, intelligent, powerful corporate business success story. You have broken through the glass ceiling of your industry, yet somehow you are under so much stress, pressure, and overwhelm to produce or “do” that everything no longer seems to...

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What to do when clothes no longer fit…

I have a friend that made more than one of us laugh at her Facebook post, That awkward moment when you realize that fat pants are too tight. It made me think about things fitting and then not fitting. Our careers like our clothes, work well for a period of time and then the wear and tear of our jobs becomes uncomfortable. As soon as we have used up the all the seam...

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Nurses in Business Rock Las Vegas at #NNBA2016

Today’s Nurses are interested in Advancing Nurses through Entrepreneurship; the theme at NNBA’s annual conference. As a conference organizer, you know you are on-point when the only complaint that nurses are making is the difficulty in deciding which of the great breakouts and round table topics to choose. For over thirty years, the National Nurses in Business...

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Outsourcing for Busy Nurse Entrepreneurs NNBA Featured Expert – Pat Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC You’re a busy nurse entrepreneur. You are holding down a full time job and also running your business in your free time. You’re not quite ready to quit the job, which gives a steady paycheck, but you are uneasy about what you are hearing at work. There are discussions of...

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Nurses Going for the Gold

“Success comes from knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of being.” – John Wooden, ESPN ranked Greatest Coach of All Time         I hope everyone enjoyed the Summer Olympic Games as much as I have the past couple of weeks. Looking at your Facebook posts, it appears you have! Amazing to see so much talent, skill, strength...

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The Business of Healthcare: Burnout’s Iceberg

“What is powerful is when what you say is just the tip of the iceberg of what you know” – Jim Rohn The recent Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) report on burnout, is only the tip of burnout’s iceberg. There is a complete disruption in the healthcare industry due to shifting reimbursement models that has caused a cascade of reactions across all strata’s of...

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