Why I Became a Nurse Entrepreneuer—- Thinking Outside the Box

Read this exceptional article on Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneurship by Mary J. Charlot, NP. Nurse Practitioners in Business ROCK!

Nola The Nurse

by Mary J. Charlot, RN, MSN, FNP-C

    Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneurship is an area most often lightly treaded by many. Why you ask? Well, because of the barriers. The barriers to Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneurship includes many, but some are lack of the nurse practitioner to operate in a business like profitable manner, start-up cost, billing, increasing cost of malpractice insurance, lack of marketing resources, criticism from physicians about the independent role, physician collaboration laws, lack of financial resources, the need to cover own healthcare benefits and retirement plans, and let’s not forget the inability to think outside the box.

Now, let’s discuss why Entrepreneurship of Nurse Practitioners can be a rewarding career. Nurse Practitioners are a very valuable asset to the healthcare industry. They are utilized to generate revenue, deliver healthcare in rural areas that many physicians do not want to commute to, being requested by patients, are educated…

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