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Name: Entrepreneur/Consultant
Description: An entrepreneur is anyone who starts their own business and assumes financial risk for same. A consultant is someone who provides specialized services to clients on an hourly or contractual basis
Practice roles: An entrepreneur or consultant might work/practice in virtually any and all aspects of the healthcare industry, including private practice
Characteristics: Independence, autonomy, flexible schedule, creative freedom
Drawbacks: Lack of steady income, financially responsible for own healthcare and other benefits, isolation
Desirable skills: Ability to self-motivate, personal drive and determination, good communication skills, strong belief in self and abilities, able to take risks and make decisions
Education: Varied
Employers: Self-employed
Associations:
National Nurses in Business Association
PO Box 561081
Rockledge, Florida 32956-1081
1-877-353-8888
 
Small Business Administration
1441 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20416
1-800-827-5722
 
National Association of Independent Nurses
1125 E. Broadway Road, Suite #116
Tempe, AZ 85282
1-800-338-5105