Being a nurse practitioner is a tiring yet very rewarding job to have. Taking care of people and making sure they get the best of health care possible are some of your primary responsibilities that makes health industries to keep going.
However, there are also some Nurse Practitioners (NP) who would love to try another venture without putting aside their nursing backgrounds, just like nurses who combine their nursing knowledge with business elements, we call them Nurse Entrepreneurs.
Starting a business on your own and be your own boss is indeed a great idea if you wanted to gain more work freedom, have flexible work schedules and have more time for yourself and family. It can also help you achieve financial stability if your business is doing well. So for those nurse practitioners who would like to start becoming a nurse entrepreneurs, here are some great business ideas you can start that surely fits your nursing background.
Generally, you may start educational training, consulting services, retail business or clinical practices depending on the level of your nursing knowledge, your interest and of course the availability of your finances.
- Health supplement stores
- Medical and nursing garments and supplies store
- Health food store
- Training for Continuing Education
- Certification and Licensing Test Prep Courses
- Care-giving training
- CNA training
- Public health training
Other business ventures for NP
- Writer and Author (health related topics and materials)
- Fitness consultant
- Nursing agency/registry
The above examples are just few of the many business ideas available for nurse practitioners who would like to become entrepreneurs someday. When you plan to start a business, make sure that you properly layout your plans. Make a thorough research on your location. Identify the needs of your local market or if you would like to target global customers, try to identify what are the needs of people in terms of health care. What are the marketable products and services today? Don’t just choose public health training or medical supplies business then open it the next day without further analyzing the market. This is a serious business and it really requires serious analysis because your business success relies on how you planned for it from the start.