An article published by the American Nurses Association recognizes the benefits and contributions of nurse entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Yes, there’s a slight difference between the two words: entrepreneur meaning self-employed and intrapreneur meaning organization employed. What they do, however, is very similar, so it’s a path for extended growth especially if you like what you currently do at work. Opportunities in this career pathway are also waiting for advanced practice nurses (APN), who may be considering a more independent practice, allowing them to implement innovative ideas to create better outcomes. The key is to find your vocation, and the work you’ll put in will bring you satisfaction and make significant impacts to the groups that you serve.
implement innovative ideas to create better outcomes
Johnson, J. E. (2017). Advanced practice nurses: Developing a business plan for an independent ambulatory clinical practice. Nursing Economics, 35(3), 126-133. Retrieved from Medscape for Nurses
Wilson, A., Whitaker, N., Whitford, D. (2012). Rising to the challenge of health care reform with entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial nursing initiatives” OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 17(2), Manuscript 5. doi: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol17No02Man05