NNBA Featured Expert

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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After the M & A Nurses Need a Plan B

“If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters!” – anonymous After the M & A Nurses Need a Plan B This is important news for close to two million nurses; Hospital merger & acquisition transactions continue to accelerate. 52 transactions took place in the first half of this year alone and we are only at the beginning of August. Having been through...

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Endless Career Alternatives for Nurses

“There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate” – Richard Brault Today is National School Nurses Day. More than 73,000 school nurses in the United States make a difference in the lives of children every day. This may come as a surprise, but back when I left the corporate world, I became a School Nurse for several months. A local...

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Role Models, Coaches and Mentors

Role Models, Coaches and Mentors + Your Work = Success “Today’s stumbling blocks are tomorrow’s stepping stones”  – Mary Sutherland I wrote about Role Models, Mentors and Coaches in my book Unconventional Nurse® because I wanted to share how important a role they each played in my ability to achieve success. If you are serious about wanting to be successful in...

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The Not So Glamorous Part of Business

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” – Thomas A. Edison Can you think of a time when you were just about to throw in the towel but somehow kept going and then your hard work was rewarded? I’m sure you can think of many starting with passing some of those Chem...

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Self-Care is Important for Nurses

“Self-Care is never a selfish act; it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” -Parker Palmer The glass orb on the pedestal in this picture is one of my favorite features at Miraval. Everywhere you turn at Miraval is another inspirational view. This large glass orb looks completely different during...

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NNBA Featured Expert

Why Following Your Passion is Bad Advice and What You Should do Instead! NNBA Featured Expert – Cynthia Howard RN, CNC, PhD “Do what you love and the money will follow,” was the advice I received at a well-known motivational seminar many years ago when I was setting up my first consulting business. I had heard this many times along with other clichés like,...

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Matter of Perspective

Matter of Perspective “It is always too soon to quit and it is never too late to start” – Adrian Rogers Here’s a universal truth to help nurses that are new to starting a business and a truth, that nurses in business for several years already know; success is not linear. Much like the picture to the left, our paths can look like spaghetti at...

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