Nursing education often seems limited in career opportunities, but the truth is that a wide variety of potential careers are available to nurses. Nursing entrepreneurs in particular are able to open up many opportunities that use nursing education alongside business skills to set up companies that address the medical field but do not necessarily work in a nursing role.
Business for development:
Starting a new development business is a great opportunity for any nurse. A nurse working in development is able to adapt nursing skills to create new medical equipment, software and other solutions that help improve health.
Businesses related to the health needs of doctors and hospitals are working to find solutions to certain problems. The new technologies, software and equipment developed for medical use must understand the problem as well as the potential solutions that may solve the problem.
By manufacturing new equipment for physicians, a nurse is able to use her medical training and knowledge as well as apply practical skills in the workplace. Understanding medical needs, problems arising in hospitals and the needs of patients struggling with illness or injury makes it easier to find potential solutions.
Home care businesses:
A nurse looking to maintain nursing skills may consider starting a home care business. Nurses who work in home care provide services to patients or the family of patients who are unwilling to move to nursing facilities but still need more care than their family is able to provide.
The home care business is a lucrative opportunity for any nurse who is willing to visit the patient’s home and provide necessary medical needs. The business not only provides niche services that meet the specific needs of patients who cannot or will not go to a hospital or aid institution, but is a company that directly addresses the field of nursing.
Starting a new home care business is an opportunity that allows a nurse to start a business while providing direct care to patients who need medical help.
Nurses are not only limited to the medical field, but are able to start a business related to beauty and cosmetics. A nurse understands the problems and potential methods for dealing with problems that may occur in beauty treatments and is able to prevent as a result the worst of all.
Beauty business, like opening a spa, is another opportunity that provides nurses a company that can make a profit. The beauty niche is always popular and offering treatments like peels, permanent makeup and micro-dermers does not require the services of a doctor.
A beauty business may also include the development of new beauty products, such as makeup or hair care products. Nursing education is useful in developing beauty products because nurses understand ingredients that are common allergens or that can create health problems.
Receiving training and education as a nurse does not mean that the only way available is to work in a hospital or doctor’s office. Nurses are able to create and establish new businesses that will help potential patients with a wide range of needs. Opportunities are available to any nurse who wants to work in business as well.
Copyright (c) Nursing Entrepreneurship Network 2012