Subject: NNBA Nurse Entrepreneur News ~ #NNBA2021 Conference Launch ~ Nurse’s Month!

President's Corner
May 1, 2021
Dear Nurses,

Registration is now open for the NNBA 36th 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. This conference provides massive-value and is affordable. We don’t want anything standing in the way of nurses getting information they need and the choices available to take their careers to the next level. In recognition and celebration of nurses for Nurses Week, we are introducing a Super Early Bird price for the first time. It will extend beyond Nurses Week throughout the entire month of May! For the best price and savings on our annual conference, be sure to register by May 31st. The NNBA Conference is an educational and professional development event with eligible contact hours.

Safety is our top priority, and your feedback has been great. Last year we had great success with our virtual conference format which was a hybrid between ‘live’ and ‘recorded’ content, which we will continue for #NNBA2021. See the Conference Agenda here: The conference is comprised of 14 breakout sessions and 5 in-depth pre-conference workshops designed to give how-to information and actionable take-a-ways. You will discover how nurses are:

  • Starting healthcare businesses or side hustles
  • Becoming consultants, advisors and advocates
  • Developing additional streams of income and business expansion
  • Authors, speakers, course developers, and social media influencers
  • Becoming encore entrepreneurs and more
Contact Hours: Nurse Builders, our education service provider, is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credential Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The 2-day conference offers 15 contact hours. The 5 Pre-conferences offer 3 contact hours each.
Nationally acclaimed speakers, leading nurse entrepreneurs, and business experts will provide aspiring and existing entrepreneurial nurses with the information, tools, and actionable take-a-ways they need to start their own nursing business or how to make their current business even more successful. All this, while being shown a wealth of alternative career options.

Is it your turn? Is it your time? Join us as we celebrate the nursing profession and 36 years of empowering nurses through entrepreneurship! Check out what NNBA Nurses in Business are doing in our member’s success stories below!

Unconventionally yours,


NNBA Member’s Success Strategies – Stories – Habits – Tips – Inspirations
Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CSP®
Dr. Renee Thompson is the CEO & Founder of the Healthy Workforce Institute (HWI) and works with healthcare organizations to cultivate a professional workforce by addressing workplace bullying, and incivility. With 29 years as a clinical nurse, nurse educator, and nurse executive, Renee is a thought leader on creating a healthy workforce.

One of my favorite newsletters delivered to my in box is from Renee Thompson. There is always something I am able to take away that improves my work day. With that in mind, I asked Renee if it would be alright to link to a recent newsletter that featured Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) that left me impressed with their leadership team and the work of Healthy workforce Institute! Here’s the link:
You can sign up for the Healthy Workforce Institute newsletter by visiting their website: You’ll find multiple resources, and many are free, including this one below, because all of us could incorporate stress relievers in our days!

Robyn Seamon, MA, BSN, RN, CTN-B

Robyn is a speaker and consultant working to improve health and human service outcomes in rural Appalachia. She is part of this series of presentations addressing vaccine hesitancy in rural communities. Robyn’s story of how this niche study would become her passion is shared below.

“While pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, I had the opportunity to take an introduction to Appalachian studies course. Little did I know that this course in Appalachian studies would feel me with such passion and purpose. A small class discussion on healthcare in Appalachia really opened my eyes to the tremendous needs in health and health care in the Appalachian region. My research for a Masters of Art Degree in Appalachian studies centered on developing workshops for health care providers in the South - Central Appalachian region to help improve understanding of the rural Appalachian population. To date I have presented many different professional conferences, community health agencies, hospitals, classrooms, and to community members.

Providing cultural sensitivity training to health care providers in the Appalachian region will improve interactions and communication between provider and patient. This will lead to improved health outcomes and lessen health disparities in the region”.

You can reach Robyn by email at or through 

Kathy Allan, RN, HN-BC, HTCP/I, SEP

I first met Kathy in 2015 as she prepared for the NNBA Shark Tank Competition. Kathy is the Founder and Chief Encouragement Offerer of Trauma-Free Nursing which offers a fresh approach to healing. She is a Board Certified Holistic Nurse who served as an instructor in the Healing Touch Program. In addition to Healing Touch, her energy medicine studies have included Rosalyn Bruyere’s Energy Medicine Training. Her trauma studies include graduation from the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute where she serves as an Assistant in their practitioner training program, the two-year Touch Training For Psychotherapists, and two programs for healing developmental trauma: NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) and NeuroAffective Touch (NAT).

Kathy is a Featured Expert in the NNBA Blog. You can read it here below.

A Fresh Approach to Healing by Kathy Allan

It’s no secret that nurses are being traumatized on the job. We hear a lot about nurses who are burned-out, exhausted and suffering from compassion fatigue. The secret we don’t hear about is what happens to those patients who have a burned-out, exhausted nurse taking care of them. A nurse who is working a 4th or 5th 12 hour shift in a row, who has so many patients that she doesn’t have time to go on a break or eat lunch or go to the bathroom, a nurse who is so tired that she can’t think straight, a nurse who may have been exposed to Covid-19 because the hospital didn’t provide adequate PPE. What happens to those patients?
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