Nurse Business Ideas

by | Jun 11, 2018 | 2 comments

Business Ideas for Nurses

Nurse Business Ideas: A Way to Leave the Bedside?

As nurses we tend to be creative people. And what better way to use that creativity than to come up with nurse business ideas!

In fact, I would imagine that this part of starting an online business is easy. The ideas flow fast and fluidly… maybe even come at as so fast that they can be overwhelming.

Once you consider nurse business ideas, you then need to know what to DO with them. Because the second part of creative ideas and making them come to life means that you’re going to need to take some action!

Domains, Hosting, and All Things Online!

Yes, this stuff and all of the terminology can become confusing. This is why I HIGHLY encourage you to watch the video interview with Christy Hendricks below.

In fact, even as a business owner myself, I found that Christy’s simple and practical way to explain domains, hosting, and online software was the FIRST TIME I clearly understood what someone was talking about!!

It’s true!

Nurse business ideas are things that can come naturally. Actually taking those ideas and putting them into action in a way that makes sense- not so much.

You’re Not in Business if You Don’t Make Money

Another truth. And something that trips up a lot of nurses as they start out growing a business on the side.

If you do not charge, collect, and actually begin to make some money… then, you really are not in business at all. You are in a hobby. And that is OK. If a hobby is all that you want and need in the stage that you are at.

However, if you are looking for a non-clinical nursing job or a way to leave bedside nursing- then, let’s face fact with fact. You need to replace that nursing salary. And your business is going to have to create the revenue to do so.

There are many nurse business ideas that can sell products and services online. In fact, it will be important for you to get clear on your business model. Some types of business concepts that you could start up include:

  • consulting or speaking
  • freelance writing or editorial work
  • coaching (one-on-one clients or in groups)
  • membership sites
  • affiliate sales or product endorsements

These are just some of the many options that you have as a nurse with a business idea!

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 nurse business ideas and how to carry these out in the online space. Check out the video interview below:

Get Started with Your Nurse Entrepreneur Ideas 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 the various nurse business ideas. Tell her I sent you and enjoy this next chapter in your nursing career.

p1050390About 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.


  1. Stonebridge

    Excellent post. Checked out Change of Shift and I really like Christy’s approach. Only thing I would ask is, is there a transcript of the video?

    Thank you.

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks for the feedback! So glad that you enjoyed the content. While there is not a transcript at this time, you may want to check out the audio portion that goes along with this. You can download the audio and then keep it to replay on your devices. Here is the link to that audio: Enjoy!



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