There are over 3 million RNs in the United States and over 12 million worldwide! This is the biggest, by far, workforce in our healthcare system and represents an extremely powerful potential for improving our healthcare system. As a Nurse Consultant specializing in communication & organizational culture issues in healthcare, I am especially excited by a growing capacity for collaboration that I am seeing among progressive nurse leaders.
I want to introduce a few of them here, invite others to share their bios, business info, and links in a comment, and announce the upcoming summit of National Nurses in Business Association!
Avoid Medical Errors was born from the experience of their president, Patricia Iyer RN MSN LNCC, in her work with medical malpractice attorneys. Over the past 24 years she has seen thousands of people injured by the healthcare system, and she wants to share information to help healthcare consumers become good patient advocates for themselves and loved ones. Patricia is an authority on the topic of nursing and medical malpractice. She has coauthored or edited more than 25 medical legal texts. As a speaker and author, she has shared her expert knowledge with audiences of nurses, attorneys, paralegals and physicians.
Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN LHCRM, is the president of the National Nurses in Business Association. She has held the position since 1999. She received the Great 100 Nurses award presented by the Florida Nurses Association in 2009 in the entrepreneur category.
“During my years as a clinical emergency nurse, I found that the traditional way of studying by the body system was not an effective way for me to continue my education in emergency nursing and become certified. I searched for a better way and developed my own complaint-based emergency nursing process. I wrote a book covering the process for each individual complaint seen in the emergency department. The process and step-by-step method focused my knowledge and greatly improved my skills. I was determined to publish the book and share my knowledge with other nurses.
During my search for information on how to publish, print, distribute, and sell the book, someone referred me to the National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA), a professional association providing continuing education and support for nurses in business. The president Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio provided me with the information I needed to self-publish the book and reap the rewards of my work.”
Brittney calls herself a “Patient, Nurse, and Technology Advocate.” Those are the things she is most eager about protecting, promoting, and blogging about. But don’t be surprised if you find her ranting or raving about other topics. There was a time in the not-t0-distant past that her blog was described as “the rants and raves of a mother, wife, and nerdy nurse.” She also warns you that the contents of her blog will likely be filled with references to her incredible son and husband. “I’ve got a fantastic family, and every now and then I just gotta tell people about them”.
Annette’s mission is to create a global army of modern nightingales, yoga nurses, to uplift and expand consciousness in health care; relieve stress, anxiety pain and suffering and improve quality of life for nurses and their patients worldwide. She is also the author of #1 Best Seller, “The Richest Woman In Babylon And Manhattan: With Seven Timeless Remedies to Cure a Lean Purse ” which weaves charming parables with practical financial prowess + enlightened spiritual jewels.
Inviting Nurse Entrepreneurs
If you are a Nurse Entrepreneur please share your work and a couple of links here. We know, as nurses, that collaboration has not always been easy or welcome. Times are changing and the wave of collaboration in nursing is growing big time. In fact, lots of my own work focuses on preventing and eliminating bullying and building respectful work cultures.
Announcing 27th NNBA Summit
Check out the agenda for the upcoming National Nurses in Business Association Summit in Orlando this August. All sorts of Nurse Entrepreneurs will share their expertise and the networking energy will be amazing! I’ll be presenting a workshop called, Improving Business Communication Skills: Constructive Criticism one day and then later offering an experiencial adventure about “Interruption Awareness” (The youtube is really good, but doing this fun, revealing and very educational activity in person is way better!)