Subject: NNBA News ~ Nurse Entrepreneur's Vlog ~ Blueprint to Visualize ~ NNBA 2023 Early Bird Ends Soon!

President's Corner
June 15, 2023
Dear Nurses,

The NNBA was founded 38 years ago by nurses that believed nurses could go beyond traditional roles and settings onto independent nursing practice through entrepreneurial models. They wanted a community that focused on sharing information on concrete models that work, providing nurses with business education, resources, and connections to start and grow their own nursing business. Not willing to tolerate the status quo, nurse entrepreneurs see what challenges there are and set about to right many of the wrongs they see in the current healthcare environment.

Nurses are problem solvers, improvers, and innovators. A great example is Laurel Chiaramonte, CNO and founder of Duality Systems. Laurel’s company solves pain points in nursing, specifically, scheduling, with a software application that uses AI algorithms. We had a wonderful conversation, and it was so interesting to hear how Laurel’s company solves pain points for nurses. See our video interview, Nurse Entrepreneur’s Exchange in the article of interest below.

Virtual Care evolved rapidly because of the pandemic. And while it may have plateaued, in no way is it going away. Telehealth has become ingrained in the healthcare delivery system yet virtual care has unique bottlenecks that must be addressed to ensure healthcare access and patient satisfaction. In Enhancing Patient Access at Virtual Care’s Front Door, entrepreneurial nurses can find many opportunities for services, especially nurses already in the health advocacy and home care space.

They say the battle is won twice, first in your mind and then in your reality. Visualization involves using your imagination and mental imagery to create a vivid representation of your goals, desires, and the path to achieving them. See the blueprint below in How to Visualize More Effectively for Greater Success in our last article of interest.

Only 2 weeks remain to save with Early bird pricing. Go to and be sure to get your hotel reservations, reservations can be made directly here because NNBA’s group savings will no longer be available after July 12th. Nationally acclaimed nurse entrepreneurs and business leaders will provide nurses with the information, tools, and resources necessary to start your business or make your current business even more successful. Eligible for up to 9.5 contact hours!

There are four pre-conference workshops to provide you with in-depth specialty knowledge, best practices and hundreds of ideas and tips, whether you are a novice or a seasoned business owner. (3.5 contact hours each) It is a full agenda with presentations, interactive sessions, and powerful networking time. You will have plenty of opportunities with your colleagues to share innovative ideas and strategies, have discussions and explore potential collaborations, and simply enjoy the company of so many creative and like-minded nurses.

Throughout the conference, a truly unique group of businesses owned by nurses, will be exhibiting the latest in equipment, supplies, and services along with educational programs and alternative career options. This will be your chance to closely examine a wide variety of products and services. Plan to visit with these nurse business owners listed below.

A few comments from 2022 attendees:

“NNBA gave me the tools I needed to launch my own business. I now have the confidence and skills to pursue my dreams.”

“The networking opportunities at the NNBA are amazing. I met so many incredible people who have become great friends and colleagues.”

“The speakers at the NNBA are world-class. They share their expertise and experience in a way that’s accessible and inspiring.”

With a packed agenda full of informative sessions, interactive workshops, and engaging speakers, you’ll leave the NNBA Conference feeling inspired, motivated and ready to take your career to its next level.

Unconventionally yours,

© Michelle Podlesni 2023 All Rights Reserved. This newsletter may not be 
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Articles of Interest
Enhancing Patient Access at Virtual Care’s Front Door

Virtual care has evolved rapidly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. From telehealth visits to remote patient monitoring to hospital-at-home, various virtual care modalities have become ingrained in the healthcare delivery system. But like in-person care, virtual care has unique bottlenecks that must be addressed to ensure healthcare access and patient satisfaction.

Telehealth use reached record highs during the pandemic, with one estimate showing that visit volumes peaked at 73.7 million in the second quarter of 2020. However, by the first quarter of 2022, this figure had dropped by 37 percent to 46.4 million.
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Nurse Entrepreneur’s Exchange Interview with Laurel Chiaramonte

Vlog Nurse Entrepreneurs
Laurel Chiaramonte, MSN, RN, MBA, ACNS-BC

Laurel Chiaramonte is a data-driven goal-oriented and masters prepared Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health with a proven track record as a leader in evidence- based healthcare delivery, care coordination, quality control, clinical education, emergency response, and program management. She has successfully led hundreds of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and medical assistants in the delivery of medical care to patients of all ages across multiple settings in two countries. Laurel has won multiple awards for her notable accomplishments. She is the CEO and Founder of Duality Systems.
How to Visualize More Effectively for Greater Success

Visualization is a wonderful tool to achieve success in life. If you understand the power of visualization and the tools and techniques to visualize, you can build a positive attitude and condition your mind constructively to accomplish your goals and objectives successfully.

In this regard, you must understand the power of visualization. What is visualization? It is the ability to see your future where what you seek to achieve has been accomplished. You must learn how to visualize achieving your success.

It is rightly said that a battle is won twice — first in the mind and second in reality. That means you must have a mental script first and then the real script.
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 38 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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