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Nurse Entrepreneur

Career Overview

An entrepreneur is a person who starts his or her own business, assuming all risk and responsibility. Nurse entrepreneurs may work in any aspect of the health care or medical industry. Examples of settings include independent practice, corporations, and industry.


RN preparation is required. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science
in Nursing are desired. A degree in business is helpful.


  • A desire to have own business or practice independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to be independent, flexible, autonomous, and have creative freedom
  • Self-motivation, ambition, determination, and self-confidence
  • Willingness to take risks and make important decisions


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Evidence-Based Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare


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Nurse Leadership and Management


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DNP Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice


Provides important new content on specific ethical, leadership, and advocacy capabilities that advance the DNP role in nursing practiceThis core text for the DNP curriculum encompasses all facets of the evolving advanced practice role including diverse professional opportunities and options for career advancement. With ten completely new chapters, the third edition conveys the latest developments in doctoral-level capabilities, including the specific ethical, leadership, and advocacy components that advance these roles. New content addresses health equity, role negotiation, ethical and leadership dilemmas for the clinician, and the preceptor role in relation to doctoral-level advanced practice. Considering the predominance of students seeking the Nurse Practitioner role, the book emphasizes the clinical context for the DNP along with the new AACN Domain of Professionalism. There also are contributions from Nurse Midwives, Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and DN...