Your Name, Degrees Licenses (Nursing and non-nursing degrees/licenses are fine to list): Carol Gino RN BS MA
Your Business Names:
aaha!Books,LLC. Starwater Press.
Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, LLC or Corporation (C or S)? Star
Water Press is a S corp registered in NY.
aaha! books is an LLC registered in Texas.
Why did you choose this business organization?:
Because LLC’s or S corps offer some protection of my personal assets
and the advantages of some of the same tax deductions as C corps but C
corps cost more to file and I didn’t want to have to have other
members or keep minutes etc.
The business/services I provide:
Star Water Press, LTD. is a publishing company I formed in 1987 in
order to publish angel books and other “alternative” titles that would
have taken too long to get published (at the time) at a traditional or
commercial publishing house.
I incorporated aaha!Books,LLC in 2010 when I moved to Texas to reprint
my previously published books as well as other books in ebooks and
other digital media. It is also the company from which I run
hopefulhealer.com and starwater.com. My team works at both. aaha!books
publishes books "Help for Hard Times, clear and simple-small books of
big ideas" Star Water Press is for publishing books both in print and
We have two addresses.
Star Water Press LTD. is in Amityville, NY, 11701
aaha! Books, LLC is in Texas
Street Address: 173 KLBJ Rd. Smithville, Texas, 78957
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Would you recommend Nursing as a career?
Absolutely. It was and is the greatest passion in my life. Service
is the best way to make the world a better place and nursing is
practice for anything that happens in life.
How did you hear about the Nursefriendly?
I heard Andrew talk on RN.FM and found him interesting.
The year were you first licensed as a nurse?
1966 LPN 1974 as RN 1974 got my MA in 1994
What school(s) of nursing did you attend?
Professional organizations you have belonged to:
American Nurses Association (ANA):"The American Nurses Association is a full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent state associations and 13 organizational affiliate members. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public."
American Nurses Association
8515 Georgia Avenue - Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
1-800-274-4ANA http://www.nursingworld.orgAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nurses:"The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) was established in 1969 as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) association designed to help educate nurses working in newly developed intensive care units."
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-1491, 1-800-899-2226 or 949-362-2000, firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.aacn.org/Noetic Science, http://www.noetic.org/
What made you decide to start your own business?
My need to change the image of nursing and have my own voice to do
what I felt I could in the world. And I love mastery so I knew I had
to understand business and money in order to understand the world as
Do you currently practice as a nurse?
Yes, as a nurse consultant, as a nurse writer, as a nurse coach.
If yes in what type of setting?
Newspapers, magazines, TV, videos, and on the phone and internet in my
small business which I run from home.
Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare:
Inefficiency of the business of medicine and inability for everyone to
have access to health care because of corporate greed. The devaluing
of caring and nurturing by nurses and others. Intimidation or lateral
violence in Nursing. With the increase in education and responsibility
for Nurses, I worry that we don’t have a strong enough organization
representing us. Burnout and ethical compromise which causes nurses to
How do you feel the coming nursing shortage (as baby boomers enter the
healthcare system, and nurses retire in droves) will affect patient
I think it will leave many older people and poor people uncovered by
health insurance and unable to get into hospitals or assisted living
facilities, but it will also offer nurses an opportunity, a new role
as educators to family members who have to take care of family members
Other areas of interest and expertise:
I’m interested in spirituality, philosophy, money, creative writing,
book publishing, reading, relationships, meditation, music, near death
experiences, consciousness studies, enlightenment.
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