101 Careers in Nursing

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Entrepreneur
1. Basic description —Nurse who starts his/her own business, assuming all risk and responsibility. These entrepreneurs may work in any aspect of the health care/medical industry. Examples of settings include both independent practice or corporations and industry.
2. Educational requirements—RN license required. BSN and MSN desired. Degree in business is helpful.
3. Core competencies/skills needed:
Must possess desire to have own business and/or practice independently
Excellent communication skills
Independent individual who is flexible, autonomous, and has creative freedom
Self-motivated, ambitious, determined, and self-confident
Willing to take risks and make important decisions
4. Compensation—Salary is self-generated; nurse entrepreneurs are responsible for their own health care and other benefits.
5. Employment outlook—High
6. Related Web sites and professional organizations:
National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA): www.nnba.net
U.S. Small Business Administration: www.sba.gov

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