Nursing Entrepreneurs, Nurse-Owned Businesses
Texas Nurse Authors, Nursing Publishers,
Carol Gino, RN, BS, MA, Starwater Press, aaha!Books

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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 and 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 new media.

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:



New York Times Bestsellers: Nurse's Story, Rusty's Story

The Nurse’s Story by Carol Gino:"Do you still feel the passion to Help? Can you still see the miracles? or Are you exhausted by Burnout? Suffering Compassion Fatigue? National Bestseller! This book is a moving and important affirmation of courage. Of the power of Love and of tragedy redeemed by compassion. Here is a book that will shatter forever your casual assumptions about medicine, doctors, and especially about nurses."

Social Media (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, etc)


Carol Gino-Author

The Hopeful Healer

Revolutionary Nurse

NurseUp! for healing

The Family

Angel Fan Club

Angel In My Computer

Rusty’s Story

Guardian Angel Circle

Group: Nurses Who Care

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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):

What Attracted You To The Field of Nursing? I wanted to help save people and change the world. It was a calling for me.

What is your experience and background in Nursing? Burn Unit Nursing

Emergency Department

Hospice Nursing


Psychiatric Nurses

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Nursing Consulants (Total Care Home Health Care Agency)

. 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

    American 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,

    Noetic Science,


    IBPA-Independent Book Publishers Assoc.

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 it is.

What specific qualities and traits do you feel make nurses especially qualified to operate a business?
They are intelligent
Quick thinking
Can observe and prioritize
Can Lead
They are risk takers
Nurses have Courage
Action oriented

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 leave.

How do you feel the coming nursing shortage (as baby boomers enter the healthcare system, and nurses retire in droves) will affect patient care?

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 at home.

Youtube Videos:

Carol Gino #RN, Nano Nurse Bytes: Nurses Stand For Patients, @hopefulhealer @cgino8 #nursing #nurses #healthcare #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, Nurse Bytes #1: The Real Drug War, @hopefulhealer @cgino8 #nursing #nurses #healthcare #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, Nurse Bytes #2: Wrong Site? @hopefulhealer @cgino8 #nursing #nurses #healthcare #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, Nurse Bytes #3: The Power of Language for Nurses, @hopefulhealer @cgino8 #nursing #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, Nurse Bytes # 4: Fancy Footwork: Medicare Billing, @hopefulhealer @cgino8 #nursing #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, Nurse Bytes #5: Dumb Is Better? @hopefulhealer @cgino8 #nursing #nurses #healthcare #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, Nurse Bytes #6: Wrong Site Update, @hopefulhealer @cgino8 #nursing #nurses #healthcare #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, Nurse Bytes #7: Adverse Events, @hopefulhealer @cgino8 #nursing #nurses #healthcare #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, Nurse Bytes #8: The Business of Medicine: Good Model? @hopefulhealer @cgino8 #nursing #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, Nurse Bytes #9: Free Market or Criminal, @hopefulhealer @cgino8 #nurses #healthcare #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, Nurse Bytes # 10: Upcoming Doctor Shortage, @hopefulhealer @cgino8 #nursing #nurses #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, Nurse Bytes #11: A Nurse is...What? @hopefulhealer @cgino8 #nursing #nurses #healthcare #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, Nurse Bytes #12: Is Nursing Becoming Extinct? Why I Still Fight for Nursing, @hopefulhealer @cgino8

Carol Gino #RN, Nurse Bytes #13: Tomorrow's Nurse, @hopefulhealer @cgino8 #nursing #nurses #healthcare #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, Nursing Is Sacred, Nano Nurse Bytes @hopefulhealer #nursefriendly

Carol Gino, #RN, Taking Nursing Out of the Shadows: @hopefulhealer #nursefriendly

Carol Gino #RN, The Nurse and The Golden Goose - Guest Post. @icoachnurses @hopefulhealer

Carol Gino #RN, Nano Nurse Bytes: Understanding #Patients, @hopefulhealer #nursefriendly #healthcare

Carol Gino #RN, What Is #Epilepsy? @hopefulhealer #healthcare #nursefriendly

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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