Become a Nurse Entrepreneur
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Set aside time to review your path. Is your business working in your favor? How have you accomplished both your personal and professional goals? Evaluate your business, consider all things positive, even if something didn’t work to your liking, you learned from the experience and will make better decisions as a result of it. Are you overworked? Can you subcontract some of the work? Another potential entrepreneur may appreciate the business and learn from you, as well. Are speaking engagement opportunities conflicting with your schedule? Rather than say no, offer the name of an equally qualified colleague for the presentation.
Entrepreneurism is another avenue for nurses to consider. To quote the words of Benjamin Franklin, “Well done is better than well said.” Your good job and professional attitude will speak for themselves!
[This article was written by Laura Hieronymus, RN, MSEd, CDE, and Patti Geil, MS, RD, CDE, who are diabetes consultants and certified diabetes educators for the nurse/dietitian-driven American Diabetes Association Recognized Education Service at Drs. Borders & Associates, PSC in Lexington, Kentucky. Article provided courtesy of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.]