Subject: NNBA News & Entrepreneurs ~ Breaking Free ~ Blog Post Writing Outline ~ Think Like A Lawyer ~ Gift: LinkedIn for Nurses

President's Corner

May 15, 2024

Dear Nurses,

Traditionally, the path of a nurse has been confined within the walls of healthcare institutions. While these settings offer invaluable experiences and opportunities to impact lives, they also come with limitations - limitations that entrepreneurship can break free from.

Entrepreneurship offers you the autonomy to shape your career on your terms. Imagine having the freedom to design your own schedule, choose your own clients or patients, and tailor your services to address unmet needs in healthcare. Whether you dream of starting a private practice, launching a healthcare product, or offering specialized consulting services, entrepreneurship opens doors to limitless possibilities.

Moreover, entrepreneurship provides flexibility- a precious commodity in a profession as demanding as nursing. By establishing your own business, you can create a work-life balance that aligns with your priorities and passions.

Featured Article Highlights

Every blog post must have a clear purpose, whether to inform, persuade, entertain, or a combination which guides the writing style and structure. How to Write a Blog Post Outline That Leaves No Ambiguity is more than an article, it is an excellent tutorial in the first article below.

Legal skills can be leveraged broadly whether you're in sales, marketing, finance, operations, technology or compliance. Think Like A Lawyer: 4 Lessons in Communication For Leaders offers great insights and skills that benefit all business owners.

LinkedIn is a valuable tool to gain wide exposure for your business, strengthen your brand, and build your network of followers and potential clients. You will find the link to Leveraging LinkedIn to Build Your Nurse Entrepreneur’s Business by Cathy Lanzalaco, CPRW, CPCC, NCOPE, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, RN in the third featured article below. This link is good through the end of May!

Conference News

 We are less than 71 Days out from NNBA 2024! May is a busy month for everyone with multiple celebrations and ceremonies, so be sure to register for the conference now. When May is gone, so is our early bird rate. Check out the quick view of NNBA2024 speakers and topics below!

Don’t miss out on the most exciting event of the year, the Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives Conference for nurses like you that dream big.

Get ready to immerse yourself in inspiring keynotes, dynamic panel discussions, and interactive workshops led by renowned nursing entrepreneurs. They’ll share their secrets, strategies, and lessons learned empowering you to chart your own entrepreneurial journey. Connect with fellow nurses, build meaningful relationships, forge collaborations, and find mentors who can guide you. Your network is your net worth!

NNBA 2024 Shark Tank Competition: Showcase your innovative ideas in our highly anticipated pitch competition. Apply here for a chance to win prizes, mentorship, and valuable exposure. We have 4 nurses already to go!

Save $100.00 on the conference price and so much more, by joining the NNBA and becoming a

member of our Nurses in Business Community.

Join us July 25-27, in Orlando, Florida!

Conference HOTEL Information

Nurse Entrepreneurs are going to fill up this hotel so don’t miss out on the fun! Save on your hotel room with the NNBA Group Discount! July 25th – 27th. This hotel is ideally located just 10 minutes from Walt Disney World®. Minutes from some of Florida’s finest golf fairways and there is an outdoor pool, fitness center, free made-to-order breakfast, and a complimentary evening reception! Make it a vacation by adding days before or after! Hotel rooms are limited, so early registration is advised. This is the dedicated webpage for the NNBA is available for attendees to book their hotel rooms. Here is a link to a PDF letting you know of surrounding fun.

Marketing and Advertisement Opportunities

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This past week was National Nurses Week. As you reflect on your journey as a nurse I hope you consider the role entrepreneurship could play in shaping your future and choose to attend NNBA’s annual educational conference. Whether you’re a seasoned nurse with years of experience or a recent graduate embarking on your nursing career, know that the NNBA welcomes all who dare to dream, innovate, and create.

Unconventionally yours,



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Featured Articles

How to Write a Blog Post Outline That Leaves No Ambiguity


Marketing Insider Group

Writing a blog post without an outline is like going on a road trip without a map. Sure, you might get somewhere eventually, but there’s a good chance you’ll take a few wrong turns. At Marketing Insider Group, we believe in making every word count and every direction clear. That’s why we’re here to talk about how to write a blog post outline that leaves no room for ambiguity.

Creating a blog post outline isn’t just about organizing your thoughts. It’s about setting yourself up for a smooth writing journey. Think of it as laying down the tracks for a train. With the tracks in place, all you need to do is follow them to your destination. No more getting lost in the wilderness of your own ideas.

So, why should you listen to us? Well, we’ve been around the block a few times. We’ve faced the intimidation of a blank screen and come out victorious, time and time again. How? By mastering the art of the blog post outline. And today, we’re sharing our secrets with you.

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Think Like a Lawyer 4 Lessons in Communication For Leaders


You can find insight everywhere -- and the best look everywhere, especially outside their industry. If you think about it, most skills are fully transferable. For instance, some of the best business leaders have a legal background. Think of Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger, Pepsi's Indra Nooyi, or Goldman Sach's Lloyd Blankfein.

As a non-executive director, I've always found legal skills an undervalued source of communication insight that can be leveraged broadly, whether you're in sales, marketing, finance, technology, operations, or compliance.

In particular, four lessons stand out: the use of stories; the emotional appeal; respect for accuracy; and reputation protection. Here are four communication lessons from lawyers.

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Leveraging LinkedIn to Build Your Nurse Entrepreneur Business

E-Session from NNBA Conference Cathy Lanzalaco, CPRW, CPCC, NCOPE, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, RN

LinkedIn is the leading social media platform for professional networking. With over 850M members worldwide, neglecting to build a presence and develop a network there is leaving money on the table.

If you tend to shy away from social media, we’ll break down the limiting beliefs that may be holding you back and preventing you from attracting more clients and generating more revenue on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn can be a valuable tool to gain wide exposure for your business, strengthen your brand, and build your network of followers and potential clients.

Learn how to build an effective profile, the most critical sections to leverage to promote your business, and what activities provide the greatest ROI.

Get your FREE Happy Nurses Week gift here!

Thanks and be sure to visit with NNBA 2024

Exhibitors and Nurse Business Owners

The Code New You Event

Designed exclusively for remarkable nurses eager to thrive in every aspect of life!

NNBA 2024 Preconference Workshops

Learn more about each half-day preconference workshop by clicking on the pictures!

The NNBA is the #1 trusted resource of helping nurses succeed in business. We have been in the business of educating and empowering nurses through entrepreneurial models for the past 39 years. Over the years, we've had thousands of testimonies on the transformative quality of being a member and attending our annual educational conference on nurse entrepreneurship. Nurses make great business owners!

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