Nurse Entrepreneur Ideas for 2023
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The new year is approaching quickly, and with the new year comes new opportunities. Maybe you have already compiled a list of new year’s resolutions, or many of you do not even know where to start. 

While there are many different new year’s resolutions, the goal of these resolutions is the same: happiness. 

We all want to be happy and healthy, in whatever way that looks like for us. But happiness and bedside nursing do not always go hand-in-hand. In fact, a shocking 50% of nurses consider quitting their jobs due to burnout and overall dissatisfaction. 

If you can relate with the dissatisfaction or burnout of bedside nursing we are here to tell you that you deserve more! You deserve a career that makes you happy. You deserve work-life balance. You deserve to put yourself first. 

Every single day nurses just like you are leaving their bedside jobs and experiencing the freedom of entrepreneurship. By starting a private nursing business or practice you can take back control of your career and experience the joy of nursing as it is meant to be–free of stress and burnout! 

By opening up your own nursing business you can still utilize your skills and certifications to have a fulfilling nursing career, all while maximizing your earning potential. 

But half of the trouble of starting your own nursing business is knowing how to get started, and that all starts with a simple idea. 

If you are fresh out of nurse entrepreneur business ideas for 2023, do not worry! We are here to help you get those creative wheels turning. 

Let’s start out with the basics before we jump into some of the nurse entrepreneur business opportunities in high demand. To make it easier for you, we have broken down these nurse business opportunities into five distinct groups based on skill set, interests, and flexibility: 

  • Clinical Practice 
  • Consulting 
  • Education
  • Retail 
  • Marketing

Clinical Practice

There are a plethora of clinical business ideas for RNs and NPs. However it is important to note that these ideas must match up with your legal scope of practice. 

  • Medical spa & aesthetics practice 
  • Chronic care management 
  • IV hydration therapy 
  • HIV/AIDs speciality care practice 
  • Primary care OR occupational care 
  • In-home nursing care
  • Mental health care practice 
  • Mobile medical care OR health care check-in services 
  • Midwifery practice 
  • Hospice care OR elder care 
  • Pain management practice 
  • Travel nursing services 
  • Walk-in urgent care
  • Speciality surgical centers 
  • Wound care specialists 
  • Bladder health practice 
  • Respite Care 
  • Concierge nursing care, and much more! 

Consulting 

Consultants are a type of counselor that provides their clients with expert insight in their field of practice. Here are some of the most common consulting jobs for nurse entrepreneurs: 

  • Disaster preparation consulting 
  • Telehealth consulting 
  • Occupational health consultant 
  • Adult daycare consultant
  • Cannabis consulting 
  • Infection control consulting 
  • Case management services 
  • Corporate health consulting 
  • Legal nurse consulting
  • Assisted living facility consultant 
  • Life-care management 
  • Health and/or lifestyle coaching 
  • Staffing agency consulting 
  • Corporate health consulting 
  • Nurse mentorship, and more! 

Education 

As nurses we like to educate our patients. If you have a natural talent for teaching and know how to connect with your peers and patients on a personal level, then nurse education may be the ideal career path for you. 

  • Public health education services 
  • Continued education for nurses 
  • Preparatory education for nursing exams & certifications 
  • Speciality procedure training, and more! 

Retail 

Retail business opportunities are unique business opportunities for nurses that have a knack for selling and marketing products and services. Here are some of the popular entrepreneurial opportunities for nurses in retail: 

  • Nursing fitness facility 
  • Retail health clinic 
  • Health and beauty spa 
  • Health food retail store 
  • Nutritional supplement retail, and more! 

Marketing 

Nurse entrepreneurs make great marketing specialists–especially for businesses in the health care niche. Here are some of the unique entrepreneurial opportunities for nurses that want to try their luck in marketing: 

  • Medical/healthcare copywriting 
  • Direct marketing for healthcare products OR medical equipment 
  • Social media management for healthcare companies 
  • Website development for healthcare companies 
  • Healthcare business project management, and more! 

In-Demand Nurse Entrepreneur Opportunities 

If you have not already found some ideas, which is quite unlikely, then allow us to share some of the most popular in-demand industries that make for excellent work opportunities for nurses. 

IV Hydration 

IV hydration therapy is an excellent nurse entrepreneurial opportunity that is taking the world by a storm. With options in in-clinic and mobile settings, nurses enjoy the freedom of providing their clients with exceptional, restorative therapy in a relaxed and stress-free environment. While some nurses choose to build their IV hydration businesses around chronic care management, others choose to market IV hydration as a basic wellness service that can help to combat hangovers, improve athletic recovery, reduce wrinkles, improve immunity, and provide a wide range of other health benefits depending on the specific drip treatment. 

Telehealth 

If you are seeking improved work-life balance with a virtual working opportunity then telehealth may be the right career path for you. Through the use of phone calls, video chat, and other modern forms of communication, you can use your healthcare expertise to advise patients on the best practices when caring for their health. Note that telehealth services may also help to reduce unnecessary ER visits. 

Legal Nurse Consulting 

Just as its name implies, legal nurse consultants use their expertise to offer professional nurse consulting services to lawyers and legal teams. Serving either plaintiff or defendants, legal nurse consultants use their experience where it is most needed to examine for case merritt, translate medical records, talk to patients, create care timelines, locate expert witnesses, and provide several other services that can help their clients win their case. 

Concierge Nursing 

No one can care for patients the same way nurses can. By upholding the highest standards of patient care, concierge nurses provide invaluable nursing services to patients in their hour of need. Most commonly utilized for post-surgical care, concierge nurses provide a range of services to ensure optimal healing outcomes such as wound management, vital sign check, medication administration, transportation services, and much more. 

Cannabis Consulting 

For decades cannabis has been seen as an illegal substance. But as cannabis education and legalization increases, individuals all across the globe are starting to recognize cannabis for its medical benefits. However, there is still confusion about cannabis and how to use it properly, which is why cannabis consulting is a great business opportunity for healthcare professionals. Cannabis consultants use their knowledge to help clients find the ideal cannabis regime to treat a wide range of conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, chronic pain, glaucoma, insomnia, and the list goes on and on. 

Healthcare Staffing 

Staffing agencies act as a go-between for hospital management and nurses looking for employment opportunities. Specializing in healthcare staffing for both long-term and short-term staffing opportunities, healthcare staffing agencies take a certain percentage off the top of these transactions, making healthcare staffing one of the most lucrative nursing business opportunities. 

Med Spa

Do you have a passion for aesthetics? Do you believe that health and wellness shines from the inside out? By starting your own med spa you can provide integrative health services that enable your clients to look and feel their best. While every med spa is different, some of the most common med spa services include Botox, medical massage, dermal fillers, IV hydration, threading, etc. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are no lack of options when it comes to nurse entrepreneur business opportunities. But what may be lacking is the motivation to get started. 

There are so many moving pieces when launching a business, it is easy to get overwhelmed. But at NursePreneurs we are here to make the process as seamless as possible but doing the footwork for you. 

From start to finish we walk you through the process of starting your private nursing business. No matter what your niche may be, we offer invaluable support and all resources you require to get a leg up on the competition and set yourself up for entrepreneurial success. 

Through our Impact program, we even handle all of the details of business setup for IV hydration and concierge businesses, down to business plan development and finding the right vendors! 

2023 is the time to take back control of your life and career. 2023 is the time to start a thriving nursing business–and we are here to help! 

Schedule a discovery call today and start chasing your dream of becoming a successful nurse entrepreneur this 2023. 

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