Non-Clinical Nursing Jobs: What’s Possible for Nurses?
Nursing is a tough profession. While most nurses LOVE the care that they are able to provide for their patients, many nurses are searching for that non-clinical nursing job. And I don’t blame them!
However, before you take the leap from the bedside, I want you to consider the plunge that you are about to take.
Truth be told, non-clinical nursing jobs can be just as difficult… if not more so! Trust me, as a nurse who has gone into business for herself, I know just how challenging it can be to become a nurse entrepreneur.
Learning the Hard Way
While I continue to work in a non-clinical nursing job myself, I can tell you that over time I have learned a lot. In fact, that is one of the things that will make your transition from beyond the bedside a bit more bearable.
You need to ask for and be open to receiving help. Whether in the form of a coach, an online forum, a networking group, or even watching a tutorial online… you cannot bypass the fact that you may not know everything about setting up a business online.
Growing Your Network
One of the great things about wanting to get into a non-clinical nursing job is that there are plenty of nurses who have done the same before you. In fact, there are so many nurses in business that there is a national organization called the National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA).
In addition to signing up for a formal membership with a professional organization such as the NNBA, you will also want to grow your network online in other ways.
Remember- one of the things about being in business for yourself is that you will have to generate revenue. At the end of the day, without money coming in, you don’t have a business after all.
In this fourth of five mini podcasts with Christy Hendricks, we will cover:
- how to get your potential customers or clients onto your email marketing list
- what a lead generation magnet is and how to create one
- where to share your lead generation magnet both on and offline
- what to share with your growing audience once they are on your email list
There IS Going to Be Work to Do!
Moving from a clinical to a non-clinical nursing job doesn’t mean that you won’t be working hard. In fact, at the start of your online business, you may find yourself working JUST as hard… only in some different ways.
I can remember back to the second and third year of my online business and my husband came to me in my home office. He asked me, “Elizabeth, wasn’t the reason that you went into business in the first place was so that you didn’t have to work all of the time?”
Well, yes. And no. The work in non-clinical nursing jobs is different. The autonomy is wonderful. And the reward can be handsome.
However, if you think that you are going to get into a non-clinical nursing job and not have to work… you are going to be sadly mistaken. I don’t know ONE business owner who doesn’t have to work for their pay.
And, since the work is different, it can be so much fun! In fact, I do believe that when my hubby came to ask me that question several years ago… the reason that I was working SO much was because I LOVED what I was working on!
You just have to consider- what type of work do I want to do? And who do I want to do it for? If a non-clinical nursing job is for you, then let’s get you started…
Enter Christy Hendricks: A Nurse Entrepreneur
I’d like to introduce you to one of the best nurse entrepreneurs I know, Christy Hendricks. In fact, this isn’t the first time you have met Christy as she was a guest on episode 131 of the Your Next Shift podcast.
Christy is a business and marketing consultant for nurse entrepreneurs. She is the owner of Change of Shift, the name of her site and online school, where she provides training and resources for nurse entrepreneurs in business start-up, strategic marketing, branding, and expert positioning. Visit Christy and check out her course, The Nurse Entrepreneur’s Briefcase, by clicking here.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Christy about non-clinical nursing jobs and how to carry these out in the online space. Check out the video interview below:
Get Started with Your Non-Clinical Nursing Job Today!
What’s awesome about Christy is her love of helping other people, specifically nurses. Christy not only coaches budding entrepreneur nurses- she supports nurses by teaching them how to set up an online business.
If you’ve been thinking about the next shift in your nursing career– here’s your chance to make it happen! Take the first step and explore non-clinical nursing jobs for the nurse entrepreneur. Tell her I sent you and enjoy this next chapter in your nursing career.
About the Author: Keynote speaker and virtual conference host, Elizabeth Scala MSN/MBA, RN, partners with hospitals, nursing schools, and nurse associations to transform the field of nursing from the inside out. As the host of the Nurse’s Week program, The Art of Nursing, Elizabeth supports nursing organizations in celebrating and recognizing their staff in a meaningful way. Elizabeth received her dual master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. She is also a certified coach and Reiki Master Teacher. Elizabeth lives in Maryland with her supportive husband and playful pit bull.