Subject: NNBA News ~ The Great Resignation ~ Entrepreneur Conference ~ Welcome New Members

President's Corner
April 1, 2022
Dear Nurses,

Attracting and retaining great talent is the number one issue keeping leaders of some of the world's largest organizations awake at night. This is according to a recent article in Inc. magazine on the ‘Great Resignation.’ Of course, this list includes leaders of healthcare systems.

This is no surprise to nurses, especially with the media attention on the recent trail of former Vanderbilt nurse, RaDonda Vaught. This coupled with the effects of exhaustive and extensive nursing care provided during the pandemic has left the connections and deep ties nurses once felt with hospital employers broken. Nurses are exiting hospital systems and re-evaluating business models of where, when, and how they provide their nursing practice.

For nurse business owners, such as staffing companies and home care providers interested in recruiting and retaining great nursing talent, Keith Ferrazzi of the Growth Institute recommends the following series of high return activities:
  • Practice peer-to- peer career onboarding and encouraging a culture of peer-to-peer support. Install systems for deep dives into company culture, and products.
  • Devote meeting time to collaboration and innovation. Inspire nurses to think creatively on solving company issues and challenges.
  • Emphasize emotional commitment and support. Nurses that receive check-ins are more likely to feel trust, belonging, purpose, and connection.
  • Celebrate and recognize contributions to the organization. Givers and receivers of gratitude are more likely to feel meaning and fulfillment at work.
More than ever before, nurses are questioning if it is time to go, and if I go, what would I do? There are a multitude of nursing business options from consulting practices using your specialized knowledge and experience, to patient and healthcare advocacy, elder care businesses, health care writing and publishing, education and certification, health and wellness coaching, podcasting, and speaking. Nurses can provide these nursing services on an individual basis as in business to consumer (B2C) or to organizations as in business to business (B2B). Entrepreneurial nurses have unlimited pathways and NNBA's membership is filled with nurse entrepreneurs expressing their potential in multiple businesses.

We want to welcome the new and renewing members of the National Nurses in Business Association below in this newsletter, and remember to make sure you have joined the NNBA Nurse Entrepreneurship Community out on Facebook. Here’s the link:

Typical nursing education does not incorporate business knowledge - the NNBA bridges that gap. Nurses have trusted the NNBA to learn how to start, how to grow, and how to keep nursing businesses successful for over 36 years. Review the benefits of membership here: . If you are ready to explore your options for what your future could look like, meet us in Las Vegas July 21st through the 23rd where we encourage, empower, serve, educate and connect nurses!

Unconventionally yours,


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New and Renewing Members
Carol Uhrich, Laguna Niguel, CA
Angelika Martinez-McGhee, Lakewood, OH
Gina Marchi, Bend, OR
Edie Ellsworth, Great Falls, MT
Lisa Weber, Dayton, OH
Sharon Gamache, Hillsborough, NH
Andrea Wahler, Miami, FL
Veronica Garcia, Gilbert, AZ
M. Scott Sullivan, Kansas City, MO
Yaar Yaacov, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
Linda Dick, Warminster, PA
Tonja Jackson, Zachary, LA
Raquel Gabriel-Bennewitz, Palos Park, IL
Karli Bell, Sandy, UT
Brenda Boyle, Beaumont, CA
Paige Yahya, Rohnert Park, CA
Jose Parra, Colorado Springs, CO
Brittney Wilson, Hermitage, TN
Eleanor Ericson, Pepperell, MA
Carol Gino, Smithville, TX
Wendy Rutherford, Snellville, GA
Moya Butler, Snellville, GA
Pamela Frazier, San Mateo, CA
Pamala Terry, Cordova, TN
Mary Theodore, Wellington, FL
Lenora Sikkenga, Fallon, NV
Renee Panec, Placerville, CA
Jane Crear, Mound, MN
Damion Jenkins, New York, NY
Stacey Holmes, Eau Claire, WI
Karen Kehring, Middle River, MD
Vrej Yegishyan, Burbank, CA
Dashika Daniels, Atlanta, GA
Lakisha Kemp, Chicago, IL
Patrice Walker, Baton Rouge, LA
Amanda James, Detroit, MI
Taura Barr, Moorefield, WV
Marcelle Ortiz, Fort Myers, FL
Heidi Morin, South Portland, ME
Christine Diltz, Huntington Beach, CA
Gwen Jewell, San Carlos, CA
Alaina Tookes, APO, AE
Gaone Merafhe, Dallas, TX
Gloria Bowden, Blythewood, SC
Catherine Mullahy, Huntington, NY

New and Renewing Members (Continued)
Jami Kellogg, Beloit, WI
Kayla Gooch, Houston, TX
Tricia Webster, Maine, NY
Valerie Starr, Maiden, NC
Dr. Dolores Fazzino, Encinitas, CA
Alana Timmons, Effingham, SC
Alexandria Massey, Teaneck, NJ
Kristen Miller, Mission Viejo, CA
Loretta Drummond, Loganville, GA
Genaro Guevarra, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Diane Sousa, Sandwich, MA
Mary Turner, Houston, TX
Stacey Ricker, North Las Vegas, NV
Melanie Balestra, Irvine, CA
Denise Chesne, Park City, UT
Susan Scollins, Providence, RI
Cherlonda Westley-Henry, Cypress, TX
Sharonne Rogers, Oakland, CA
Vidah Abor, Inwood, WV
Rebecca Paquette, Wilbraham, MA
Kristin McDonough, East Taunton, MA
Britt Cole, Hamilton, OH
Ashlyn Johnson, Lebanon, OH
Heather Wilson, Pickerington, OH
Suzanne Lenhard, Millsboro, DE
Alexis Newton, Tulsa, OK
Estella Brown, Lawrenceville, NJ
Jocelyn Marajas, Pleasanton, CA
Megan Rupe, Alexandria, VA
Tiffany Ponder, Livermore, CA
Rosemary Mangan, Jamaica Plain, MA
Kim Geiger, Chino Hills, CA
Mary Lent, Dyersville, IA
Priscilla Lowe, Chicago, IL
Norma Medina, Napa, CA
Carla Hughes-Wancewicz, Broussard, LA
Crystal Kruger, Airdrie, AB, Canada
Michelle Bernier, Airdrie, AB, Canada
Jennifer Fenton, Powell, OH
Dr. Leigh Ann McGlinn, Huntersville, NC
Christopher Marshall, Miramar, FL

Alexis Buehler, Denver, CO
Edith Morrison, Port Orchard, WA
Kimberlee LeDrew. Tacoma, WA
Michael Concannon, Drexel Hill, PA
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