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President's Corner

This year the NNBA will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Thousands of nurses have benefited from membership in the NNBA and have launched new businesses. I look forward to our continued growth. The leading news articles of this past year substantiates that RN independence will continue to increase. Read my article below about, Health Leaders Media Top Stories and What It Means for Nurses. And make sure to mark your calendars now to be part of NNBA’s Annual Nurse Entrepreneurship Conference in Las Vegas October 2-4, 2015!

This summer I’m traveling to Pittsburgh to conduct an essential business skills workshop with Dr. Renee Thompson. Our workshop’s focus will be on improving communications skills which will empower today’s nurse regardless of their setting. Details on CE’s and registration will be coming soon. I’m super excited about this one because I get to go back to my home turf so join us July 15th at Robert Morris University.

Is this the year of changes for your life and your career? NNBA can help you with your plans, with opportunities and connecting with like-minded nurses. The year is new; new hopes, new dreams, new resolutions and I wish you to have a promising and fulfilling New Year!

Unconventionally yours,

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Articles of Interest

Health Leaders Top Stories of 2014 and What It Means for Nurses | Michelle Podlesni NNBA

According to Health Leaders Media, the following are 3 stories of 2014 that are causing controversy and will impact how health care is delivered. I’ve summarized these stories and how I believe it will impact the nursing profession. If you would like to read the articles in their entirety, just click on the topic’s title. I’d love to hear your opinion on these top stories so make sure to send in your comments!  Read more

6 Golden Rules for Building Your Business with Social Media | SBA
Is your small business on social media? Is it working for you? Tried it but not convinced?
Social media is the top online activity in the U.S., according to Marketing TechBlog it also has a huge influence on consumer buying decisions. Forty-six percent of web users look towards social media when making a purchase, while 8 out of 10 SMBs report that they are using social media to drive growth. 

    9 Provoking Lessons from TED Talks 2014 | Inc.
    The presents have been opened. The guests have gone home. It's time to get into your jammies and snuggle down on the sofa for some well-deserved relaxation and maybe a little TV: It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, or one of the many versions of A Christmas Carol. But if you'd like to start 2015 with a big dose of inspiration, consider spending some of your viewing time on 47 enlightening speeches published by TED during 2014.  Read More

    10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch
     | Entrepreneur
    No one ever said being an entrepreneur would be easy. A million obstacles seem to stand in the way each and every day. The naysayers and budget woes can be enough for the average person to start waving the white flag.
    But you are not an average person: You’re an entrepreneur. That means that even when times are tough, you’re still going to march forward. Read More

    Resilience: The Must-Have Strength For Entrepreneurs 
    | Forbes
    Becoming a successful entrepreneur is never a straight line. There are lots of ups and downs along the way. As it turns out, how you emotionally handle the downs is key.  Read More
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    NNBA Members Spotlight
    Nicole M. Brown
    RN, MSN

    Nicole is a nurse educator with 20 years of nursing experience. Both a current doctoral candidate and an Army veteran, Nicole’s biggest job is as a proud mother of three. She’s dedicated to providing positive images of the nursing profession for children and the world, including writing children's book about nurses.

    “I think when too many people think nurse, getting sick or being hurt comes to mind,” Nicole laughs. “But I hope to teach kids at a young age that seeing a nurse is a good thing. It means they’re getting well.”

    Nicole has a lifetime of experience as a nurse and educator. She’s nursed at some of the largest hospitals in the southeast, including Virginia and Florida. Meanwhile, she’s been on the staff of several major universities as a nursing educator.

    Author of several books, Nicole has big plans for 2015 with the introduction of her line of Nurse Dolls and will soon be introducing educational and mentorship products and services for future nurses, nurses and nurse moms. Nicole is an inspiration for nurse entrepreneurs and aspiring nurses. She has demonstrated her commitment by sharing her passion of the nursing profession. 

    Learn more about Nicole at and

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