In general, the more detailed your responses, the better.
Your Name, Degrees Licenses (Nursing and non-nursing degrees/licenses are fine
to list): Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN LHRM
Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I like to share information with other
healthcare professionals. I am president of the National Nurses in Business
Association, president of the Space Coast Emergency Nurse Association. I work as
a online manager, course author and instructor with the University of Florida
Professional Development Unit.
Why did you choose this type of organization? It was the best choice for lower
taxes and benefits to the owner.
Please describe in detail your business/services you provide (if you have an
elevator pitch :):
The National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA) is a professional association
for nurses interested in business. We offer business education customized for
nurses, unlimited business mentoring and referrals, valuable insights from a
network of nurse entrepreneurs.
Keywords, Phrases that describe your business, experience, services: How to be an independent RN contractor, What is an RN consultant, work from
home, nurse consultant, nurse entrepreneur, independent nurse, independent
contractor, RN,nurse, NNBA,entrepreneur, consultant, writer, publisher, educator, LCP, N
LCP, LNC, HCRM, emergency nursing, Emergency Nursing Bible, RN self-employment;
Nurse Entrepreneurs: Tales of Nurses in Business.
Contact person(s): Patricia Ann Bemis
Phone number: (321) 633-4610
In what date (month/year) did you start your business? November 1999
Can you describe some challenges you had to overcome in starting your business?
Learning the business side.
How did you hear about the Nursefriendly, NursingEntrepreneurs.com?: From Laura
What made you decide to start your own business?
I wrote a book on emergency nursing and offers from publishers had low royalties
and slow publishing turn around times. The National Nurses in Business
Association helped me self-publish and start my own small press publishing
company. The book is now in its fifth edition.
How many times have you changed employers in your career? Not counting 6 years
of travel nursing, as a registered nurse, I have worked for seven different
Do you currently practice as a nurse? If yes in what type of setting? I do
practice as a nurse educator. I don't do any clinical nursing.
Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: Errors
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