Subject: Writing Intriguing Emails ~ Entrepreneur Info & Tips ~ NNBA Newsletter

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Presidents Corner                                                June 1, 2016
The Buzz
When talking with nurse business owners and those nurses that are aspiring to start a business, you can hear their energy and enthusiasm; it’s contagious! This is the kind of thing we want to spread around, especially with the latest statistics out of the National Institute of Health that up to 40% of nurses are dissatisfied in their careers and experiencing burnout.

In a recent interview by SixFigureNurse, Jamie Davis, RN, NRP, B.A. and host of The Nursing Show recommended the National Nurses in Business Association as one of the five most important resources for a nurse who wants to start their own business. I want to personally thank Jamie for helping us get the word out to nurses that the NNBA is a rich network and has multiple resources that support nurses in starting, growing and managing their own business. 
Interesting news; The Joint Commission rescinded a 5-year ban on the texting of orders. Effective immediately, the Joint Commission has revised its position on the transmission of orders for care, treatment, and services via text messaging.  You can read about it at:

If you have worked with a Videographer that you can recommend, please email me here with that person’s information. Thank you! In the articles of interest below, how to write emails that don’t suck is very helpful and the one on living to work or working to live definitely goes into my personal file.

NNBA’s Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives Conference is an affordable conference at $349 for members and $449 for non-members. Discover hundreds of ways to use your nursing knowledge, expand your current business and network with heart driven, business minded nurses!
Highlights include:
  • More than 19 sessions presented by today’s leading nurse entrepreneurs, industry experts, educators, and inspirational business leaders. For a full list of topics, sessions and speakers, and hotel visit: 
  • Nationally acclaimed speaker, educator, mentor, and entrepreneur Dr. Louise Jakubik, CSP® will provide Saturday’s Keynote Address, “Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Business Ownership as THE Difference-Maker for the Life and Work You Really Want
  • NNBA’s 2016 Shark Tank Competition and you can swim with the sharks by applying here
  • Five pre-conference workshops: Speaking for Fun & Profit by Donna Cardillo, The Hidden Fortune in Elder Care Business by Stella Nsong, Blogging to Build your Business by Brittney Wilson, Independent Case Management by Pauline Sanders, & The Power of Podcasting by RNFM Radio
  • Eligible contact hours
It’s never too late to set a new goal and dream a new dream. Create your Lifestyle Business. Learn a variety of income generating opportunities using your current degrees and experience. Invest in yourself and your future by coming to NNBA’s 31st annual educational conference and learn different ways of generating income. Please use the buttons at the bottom of this newsletter to share with the nurses you know and care about.
Unconventionally yours,

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Articles of Interest
How to Send Cold Emails That Don’t Suck
Huffington Post
10 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs
Do You Live to Work or Work to Live
Success Magazine
We all know what bad cold emails look like: they’re long, wordy, and self-absorbed.

Emails that intrigue, on the other hand, are personal, friendly, and inviting.

Wanna learn how to write an incredible cold email that actually gets your prospect to respond? Check out some awesome advice we learned from Will Dinkel, co-founder of
No matter if you are a self-employed individual or apart of a team, there are always a few defining points to becoming successful.

More often than not, successful entrepreneurs will share similar characteristics, regardless of their trade or their role. While you might think there are a few secrets to becoming successful, you will find that the facts that successful people are actually more common than you think.
Are you an entrepreneur, or maybe you want to be an entrepreneur? What drives you? Is it your passion, or is it profit?

What if you could have both?

The benefit of launching a lifestyle business is that you can. You can live out your dreams and make money. You can live it forward and earn it forward. Because a lifestyle entrepreneur is someone who creates a business around the lifestyle they want.
NNBA Members Spotlight
Capra Dalton, RN
CEO of Pedagogy

Capra Dalton is the President & CEO of Pedagogy Online Learning Systems. Pedagogy is more than just an online classroom, it is an online education experience! Pedagogy has created industry focused web sites creating our virtual Campuses. Each Campus provides incredible resources for education, social media platforms (FaceBook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn), career placement assistance and tools to stay current in today's challenging workforce.

Capra Dalton has more than 30 years of experience in infusion therapy and the instruction of licensed nurses in infusion therapy continuing education. Her experience comes from multiple infusion settings: acute care, oncology, ambulatory infusion centers, home infusion, long term care continuing education provider, and long term care pharmacy quality assurance consultant. As the CEO, Capra is responsible for all operational aspects of Pedagogy, including education course content, author recruitment, and management. She is a member of the National Nurses in Business Association, Infusion Nurses Society and received her nursing education from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Capra has an avid interest in holistic healing, nutrition, herbs, and alternative therapies for the treatment of disease in humans as well as animals. She and her husband, Patrick, live on a ranch near Tyler, Texas.
For more information on Capra and Pedagogy Online, visit
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