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Nurse Entrepreneur

A Nurse Entrepreneur uses their nursing education and experience to start their own healthcare-related business.
Required education
React and make decisions quickly in demanding conditions.
Work on your own or even start your own practice, in some states.
Lead, guide and support other nurses so they can provide the best care.
Analyze data and discover new ways to help patients.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll use creativity and business savvy to create and market a new product or service.
Nursing bag, medication, and signs cartoon graphic
What you’ll do


Your role may include raising funds and taking care of the financial side of the business, including payroll and taxes.


You’ll start your own business venture within the healthcare field.


You’ll hire employees to help you grow the business.


You’ll market your business to attract and retain customers.

Where you’ll work
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Your own office
How to become a Nurse Entrepreneur


Pass the NCLEX-RN.


Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining experience and identifying where there are opportunities for improvement.


While an advanced degree or other qualifications are not required, a business course or a Master of Science in Nursing and Business Administration can help build your career.


You’re ready to work as a Nurse Entrepreneur.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Nurse Entrepreneur organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
A Nurse Manager’s role is also independent.
A Nurse Attorney is another type of management nurse.
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