Subject: NNBA News ~ Nurse Entrepreneur Keynote Address ~ Best Webinar Products ~ 9 Keys to Well-Being

President's Corner
May 15, 2019
Dear Nurses,

It gives me great pleasure to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Scharmaine Lawson, FNP, FAANP, FAAN, will kick off this year’s Nurse Entrepreneurship and Career Alternatives Conference! As seen on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Dr. Scharmaine Lawson is a nationally recognized and award-winning nurse practitioner in New Orleans, Louisiana. You don’t want to miss “The Entrepreneurial Nurse”.

We believe in empowering nurses through entrepreneurship. We also know you are busy, so we pack decades of successful nurse entrepreneur’s best practices, insider information, and wisdom into one weekend. Take this opportunity to surround yourself with savvy nurse business owners with diverse backgrounds, passions and pursuits. Hundreds of ideas on launching, growing, and expanding businesses from successful nurse business owners will be presented from the stage, in breakout sessions and networking. Here are some highlights for this year’s conference: How to Create a Successful Coaching Practice - Digital Marketing for Nurse Entrepreneurs: Blogging, Social Media, and Online Branding - How to Start Your Book – Becoming an Expert Witness Nurse – Ways Nurse Practitioners Can Increase Revenues – Multiple Elder Care Opportunities – How to Turn Your 60 Minute Presentation Into a 6 Figure Business - Scroll down and read the full agenda here: The program has eligibility for 14 CEs.

NNBA’s 5th Annual Shark Tank Competition is back. Maybe this is the year for you to pitch fr
om the stage. This link: will give you the information you need to apply. You can see it in action here: Send in your entry by July 1st. Have questions? Ask Heather Taylor, she was the 2015 NNBA Shark Tank winner!

May is Mental Health Month and Improve Your Mental Health: 9 Keys to Your Well-Being provides definition, statistics, and actionable steps to improving your mental health. I am very grateful to the many mental health and wellness advocates in our membership and their efforts to educate and de-stigmatize mental health issues. "Follow the money" is always good advice when determining where to use your nursing expertise in business. HRSA’s Telehealth Centers of Excellence Program is getting infusions of cash. This signifies an increased interest in creating a national network of telehealth and telemedicine programs to improve healthcare access, and battle the nation’s substance abuse epidemic. Check out the two Centers of Excellence mentioned in the article. Educators and education are a major part of the NNBA. There are a variety of mediums used to teach, and webinars are right up there. Capterra has done a wonderful job in providing a comprehensive list with great information here: Best Webinar Software Products.

Remember, Early bird savings end June 1st! We have a Bonus Gift for those of you that register: during the month of May. In addition to the early bird savings, you will receive the FREE hardcover book “Live YOUR PASSION: Top Thought- Leaders Share Their Secrets for Living a Passionate Life! I’m Secret #52.

Unconventionally yours,

Articles of Interest
Mental Health: 9 Keys to Your Well-Being

Telehealth Centers of Excellence Program May Get a Raise

mHealth Intelligence
Best Webinar Software Products

In the past few years, articles about anxiety, depression and a host of other mental health conditions have taken the internet by storm—things that decades ago, many people were afraid to talk about. They feared doing so might make them appear weak, or flawed, or troubled. But now, a wave of openness and honesty has led more and more people to talk about their mental health and the issues they might be facing.

You might be wondering, But what exactly is mental health? You’ve heard of things like anxiety and depression, and you’re somewhat familiar with the negative effects stress can have on the body. But you don’t know about the nuances of these things, and why caring for our mental health is such a crucial part of living a happy, healthy and well-rounded life.
The House Appropriations Committee is proposing to add $4 million to the HRSA's telehealth budget for FY 2020, to be used on the Telehealth Centers of Excellence program, a telemedicine study and programs aimed at opioid abuse treatment.

May 08, 2019 - The Health Resources and Services Administration could be getting a $4 million increase in its telehealth budget, to go toward Telehealth Centers of Excellence and programs promoting rural telemedicine and opioid abuse treatment programs.

All told, the House Appropriations Committee has proposed budgeting $28.5 million for the HRSA’s telehealth efforts in its draft fiscal year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) funding bill, far above the agency’s $10 million FY 2020 budget request.
Webinar software allows companies to conduct audio and video presentations online. Presentations can be interactive and live or pre-recorded. You can use webinar software to train employees, inform stakeholders, promote products and services, and collaborate on projects with offsite partners. Such software provides an effective and efficient way to connect visually and in real time with both internal and external stakeholders.
Webinar solutions help teams:

• Train employees and authorized representatives.
• Collaborate with remote or offsite stakeholders.
• Present sales pitches to customers.
• Record presentations for later reference.
• Share computer screen content with participants.
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About the NNBA
The National Nurses in Business Association, the vanguard of the nurse entrepreneurship movement, provides education, support, empowerment and opportunities for nurses in business since 1985. Thousands of nurses over the past 34 years have benefited from membership in the NNBA and launched successful businesses. The NNBA is the #1 Nurse Business Owner Network and serves as The Collective Voice of Nurse Entrepreneurship. Learn about joining the NNBA by clicking here.
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