Subject: Nurse Entrepreneur Tips, Opportunities & Resources ~ NNBA Newsletter

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Presidents Corner                     November 1, 2015

Thank you for the wonderful comments on the last newsletter containing post conference pictures and comments. I am so glad to hear that many of you that weren’t able to make it this year are planning to join us next year. Mark your calendars now for, October 14th – 16th, 2016. NNBA’s signature event is returning to Las Vegas! So many of the nurses said they loved the location, their rooms and the food, but come on, the fun, excitement and entertainment Vegas delivers just can’t be beat. In case you missed the last newsletter, you can get to it by clicking here.

The official hashtag for the event is #NNBA2016 so those of you that are tweeting will find information there as well as on our Facebook page National Nurses in Business Association. We are going to modify the format this coming year to allow for more networking time, round table topics and Shark Tank. We are also going to have joint sessions and then breakouts along two tracks. One for beginners to intermediate business owners and one for intermediate to advanced business owners. Thank you for the feedback, it is very important to us and feel free to send in any additional comments you have. 

The NNBA is unique in that it is the only organization devoted to Nurse Entrepreneurship that provides an amazing annual conference. Nurses interested in advancing in business have the opportunity to learn, be inspired, empowered and connect with like-minded nurses from all over the country. Novice and veteran business owners alike commented on the value of this conference. Be sure to check out the pictures in the 2015 conference gallery on the NNBANow website.

Karen Mercereau blew a lot of nurses minds when she explained the Independent RN Advocate business model based on functional medicine. Many nurses tell me how refreshing it was to hear about pure nursing as they always wanted to deliver. Check out the advertisement below with information on Karen’s program that is aligned with the University of Arizona. Also, Medscape News is out with a report that there are fewer hospitalizations for diabetics that are seen by Nurse Practitioners. Since the Affordable Care Act cites reducing unnecessary hospital admission and readmissions as a key benchmark and basis for financial reimbursement, look for more growth of Nurse Practitioners.

Have you ever thought about taking over an existing business? This is an option that needs to be considered when looking to get into business. I have had businesses that have been merged and acquired and I have also acquired and joint ventured with different companies. The article below outlines 6 factors to consider in taking over an existing company.
Looking forward,

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Articles of Interest
6 Factors in Taking Over an Existing Business

Entrepreneur Magazine
If you think you have the chops to be an entrepreneur, but would rather not start with a new idea -- or just plain don’t have a new idea worth starting -- you may be a great candidate to buy an existing business instead.

While buying an existing business typically involves more upfront cost, it also presents less risk than starting from scratch. Financially, you’re looking at actual profit and loss records rather than rough estimates, and there’s a clear history of sales to point to. You may also acquire valuable patents or copyrights, or have the opportunity to drive a stagnant business in an exciting direction with your expertise.
Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ

Dr. Travis Bradberry
When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).

Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and performance, and her latest study shows that your attitude is a better predictor of your success than your IQ.

Dweck found that people’s core attitudes fall into one of two categories: a fixed mindset or a growth mindset.
9 Things Great Leaders Do Differently

Success Magazine
Good leaders do things well. Great leaders teach and inspire others to do things well. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime, right? The same concept applies to leadership: Successful leadership must contain equal amounts doing and holding others accountable. The best-performing companies have leaders that do and teach, who instill confidence in their team and share their vision with others. 

These CEOs and executives manage at a macro-level, holding their teams and employees accountable while providing guidance and coaching to help them solve problems on their own.
NNBA Members Spotlight
Terri Ann Parnell M.A., DNP, RN

Terri Ann Parnell M.A., DNP, RN is Principal and Founder of Health Literacy Partners, LLC and Adjunct Faculty at Adelphi University in the College of Nursing and Public Health.

Prior to launching Health Literacy Partners, Dr. Parnell was the Vice President for Health Literacy and Patient Education for the award-winning North Shore-LIJ Health System. In this role, she was responsible for the health literacy strategic plan and the development, coordination and implementation of all patient education and health literacy initiatives. She provided health literacy leadership and consultation for all departments and facilities across the North Shore-LIJ Health System—a system that includes 17 hospitals across Long Island and New York City, long-term care facilities and home health agencies—and was responsible for integrating concepts of health literacy, cultural awareness and patient-centered care into core activities of the organization.

With over 30 years experience including roles and responsibilities in patient education, health care administration and nursing leadership, Dr. Parnell is well known for innovation in the area of health literacy.

She has received numerous nursing awards for excellence in research, patient and family education, and is an Appointed Fellow with the New York Academy of Medicine.

A Community Leader
Dr. Parnell is committed to community service. In the New York area, she has been a Spirit Award Mentor for New Yorkers for Children. Globally, she has served in missions to Vellore, India and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Publications and Presentations
Dr. Parnell has delivered key note presentations, poster presentations and grand rounds on the topic of health literacy. She has experience talking to diverse audiences including: Maine Medical Center Physician Grand Rounds; peer events such as The Institute for Healthcare Advancement’s (IHA) Twelfth Annual Health Literacy Conference; local and national nursing conferences; and community service events.

Dr. Parnell is a graduate of St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing in New York City. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York and received a Master of Arts degree in health care administration at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Her graduate thesis researched health literacy knowledge and experience in senior level baccalaureate nursing students.

To learn more, go to Health Literacy Partners, LLC.
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