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Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN LHRM, Florida Nursing Entrepreneurs

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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.

What Attracted You To The Field of Nursing? Entering the field of nursing was fulfillment of a lifelong dream. My mother was a nurse and a hero of mine.

What is your experience and background in Nursing?. Emergency nursing and nurse entrepreneurship.

Would you recommend Nursing as a career? Yes

Your Business Name (if applicable): National Nurses in Business Association, Inc. (Past President) and Pat Bemis Institute

Business Organization? Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, LLC or Corporation (C or S)? C-Corporation in the state of Florida

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.


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Type of business categories would you would like to be listed (no maximum, we make up new categories frequently for registrants): Emergency nursing and nurse entrepreneurship, Keynote Speakers, Nursing Education, Educational Nurse Entrepreneurs, Nurse-Owned Business, Nursing Business Start-up Coaching, Nursing Seminars, Public Speaking.

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, From Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio

The year were you first licensed as a nurse? 1972

What school(s) of nursing did you attend? Santa Barbara Community College

Professional organizations you have belonged to (now or in the past, please spell out the full name):

American Nurses Association

Florida Nurses Association

International Association of Forensic Nurses

Emergency Nurses Association

American Society of Healthcare Risk Management

American Holistic Nurses Association

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants

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 employers.

What specific qualities and traits do you feel make nurses especially qualified to operate a business? In my opinion, the characters that make a successful nurse entrepreneur include: a strong desire to succeed, competitiveness, a strong self-esteem and work ethic, persuasion skills, and patience.

What exactly is a nurse entrepreneur in your own words? A nurse engaged in a business venture. The puritan description of designing and developing an entirely new type of business venture is not the general viewpoint.

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 is a networking and resource directory for Nurse-Owned businesses and nurses looking for an alternative to working at the bedside.

If you explore the site a bit, you'll find profiles of hundreds of nurse entrepreneurs around the country. We encourage you to browse around, find a business category you are interested in, then contact the nurse directly. We're available for questions as well. This website is Owned-Operated by Andrew Lopez, RN.

Has your Nurse-owned business been written up in the news? Do you send out a newsletter or regular press releases? We'd like to hear about it!


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Own Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them:"Rich Dad's-"Own your Own Corporation" is a must read for anyone comtemplating a new business-or someone who already owns their own business. Garrett's direct yet simplistic explanations of the different business entities,the proper and best suited entity for your business-is followed by real-life scenarios which helps drive home the importance of corporate ownership in today's business world. Use Garrett's legal expertise to establish a successful, legally responsible and fiscally protected business...And understand the why's and how's of that ownership."

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