No, you do not need to be an RN. Anyone can own a staffing agency. However, Debbie teaches you how to run a single member staffing agency and grow from there without a huge outlay of funds. In fact, as a single member agency, you triple your income plus your business is immediately profitable.
You will need money to print brochures, purchase software, set up your legal entity and other miscellaneous business items. If you are a single member staffing agency, start up costs may range from $500-1000 to get started. If you intend on hiring nurses to work for you, you will need the equivalent of their pay in cash prior to receiving funds from the facility. This can run into the thousands depending on how much your staff works.
There are so many different types of staffing agencies out there. You could run specialty agencies that focus on service lines, locations, travel, infusion, homecare and so much more.
It depends, how long will it take you to get out to meet with hospital executives and staffing coordinators? Some places may hire you on the spot!