Subject: NNBA News ~ Nurse Entrepreneurship Conference ROI ~ Virtual Nursing

President's Corner
May 1, 2023
Dear Nurses,

Do you take time to celebrate the milestones in your career and personal life? We are heading into National Nurses Week, and I encourage you to recognize and celebrate all you have accomplished in your nursing career. Was it a few seconds, or did you really let the good feelings resonate? In the book Hardwiring Happiness, Rick Hansen writes about the brain science of contentment, calm, and confidence. He scientifically explains how our brains are like Velcro for negatives, and Teflon for positives. In one of the steps, he outlines how to change the neuroplasticity of our brains: take in the good (for more than a few seconds). Take in the good, recognize and celebrate all the good you contribute to the world! Thank you nurses!

By the way, if you are interested in what freebies and discounts are out there for National Nurses Week, just use your internet browser of choice and enter “freebies and discounts for nurses 2023”.

Entrepreneurs are 125% more successful if they are presently in the industry that they were previously employed in. That is great news for nurses! So many entrepreneurial opportunities exist in the healthcare delivery system. Our conference will be presenting and demonstrating many of those opportunities. Register now for the #NNBA2023 Annual Conference on Nurse Entrepreneurship and Career Alternatives! This is NNBA's flagship conference that has helped thousands of nurses plan, start, and grow their own business on a part-time or full-time basis.

Articles of Interest

It’s good getting different nurse perspectives on what makes a conference valuable. Susan Sinclair makes several good points and let’s nurses know what a really good gift would be for Nurses Week in NNBA 2023 - Nurses: Why You Should Go, Really!

Everyone knows it takes action to achieve goals, but Steve Jobs says it's 1 Choice in Life Separates the Doers from the Dreamers. I have remarked many times that I wish I knew and utilized this one choice much earlier in my life. See what you think.

The final article of interest below really excites me because it conveys a solution to the difficult problem of nursing staff shortages. I don’t know about you, but much of what I read is repetition of the problem. So, when I read Baptist Health is Making Virtual Nursing Work Gaining Big ROI I felt optimism. Additionally, I could see some nurse entrepreneurs taking hold of this and creating a company versed in providing virtual nursing services!

Be sure to join us August 3-5 in Las Vegas! The strategies and tactics learned, and the connections made with colleagues and successful business owners, give nurses resources they can trust as they pivot their careers into owning their own business. You can check out the speakers, topics, agenda and the hotel information here: 

Unconventionally yours,

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Articles of Interest
NNBA 2023- Nurses: Why You Should Go, Really!

NNBA Blog - Susan Sinclair
Think about the following words: bold, resourceful, fearless, motivated, and driven. These words describe nurses, but they also easily describe nurse entrepreneurs. These words also embody the NNBA conference. Inspiration would be another appropriate word for the conference! Why is this conference so big and so pertinent to every nurse (entrepreneur or not)? We’ll discuss the benefits, the return on investment, evidence-based practice, and much more! Keep reading to find out what nurses in the know, know…

Nurses’ Week is here again! One of the best gifts you can give yourself is a trip to the 2023 annual NNBA conference. What’s all the fuss about? For starters, you will discover a vast network of nurse entrepreneurs. This wide net includes novice entrepreneurs to seasoned multi-business owners. The network also includes nurses from multiple specialties and business owners from all backgrounds. This gives you variety and a vast scope to gain ideas, inspiration, and discover what people are doing!
1 Choice in Life Separates the Doers from the Dreamers

Steve Jobs may have left this earth, but Apple's co-founder and tech genius continues to have an impact that will transcend future generations. In an old video interview, Jobs shared a story that illustrates an uncommon trait found in the most successful people. Here's an excerpt:

I called up Bill Hewlett [co-founder of Hewlett-Packard] when I was 12 years old. 'Hi, I'm Steve Jobs. I'm 12 years old. I'm a student in high school. I want to build a frequency counter, and I was wondering if you have any spare parts I could have.' He laughed, and he gave me the spare parts, and he gave me a job that summer at Hewlett-Packard ... and I was in heaven.

Don't feel bad if you missed the key to success in that story. It's easy to miss. Luckily, Jobs spells it out in the video a bit later:

"Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that's what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them."
Baptist Health is Making Virtual Nursing Work Gaining Big ROI

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Nurses have been in high demand for years, and especially since the pandemic. As baby boomers continue to age, the demand for bedside nursing continues to increase. In fact, 50% of the current RN workforce is over the age of 50.


"There is a gap between the number of available jobs and the number of new RN graduates," said Julie Firman, DNP, RN, system chief nurse executive at Baptist Health, a health system based in Montgomery, Alabama. "Even before the pandemic, we knew we had to do something radically different to meet care requirements.

"We knew we could not apply ancient solutions and expect new or different results," she continued. "There had to be a shift to an alternative care delivery model, one that takes the burden off our bedside caregivers to the extent possible."

Exacerbated by the pandemic, Baptist Health was taxed with capacity issues due to staffing constraints. 
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