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Episode 2: Nurse Entrepreneurship

In this week's episode, Cara is joined by Tamara AL-Yassin and Hannah Berns from The Nursing Beat to explore their entrepreneurial journey. They delve into their motivations for starting the venture and the obstacles encountered along the way. Emphasizing the significance of branding and networking, they stress the need to showcase one's brand effectively. Additionally, they highlight the importance of self-confidence and not succumbing to fear. Tamara underscores the significance of understanding one's "why," while both Tamara and Hannah reflect on the influence of their education on their entrepreneurial endeavors. Lastly, they offer valuable advice drawn from their own experiences to the audience.

Tamara AL-Yassin, with a BSN and MBA from the University of Southern California, boasts over 12 years of experience as a registered nurse. Currently serving as the CEO of The Nursing Beat, a media venture led by nurses, she brings expertise in burn, emergency, and trauma care to her role. Notably, she has held the position of president at the Emergency Nurses Association San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and has also contributed as a keynote speaker and consultant in the realm of technology innovation.

For more than 12 years, Hannah W. Berns has practiced as a registered nurse, currently holding the position of chief operating officer at The Nursing Beat, a media enterprise led by nurses. Her expertise spans adult and pediatric emergency care, supplemented by her tenure as adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco. Notably, she has led as president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association and presently contributes to the Nurse Advisory Committee for HLTH. Her contributions have garnered recognition from esteemed institutions such as the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, and the Wharton Alumnae Founders and Funders Association.