Are you a nurse intrapreneur or a nurse entrepreneur? Do you know what these words mean?
More and more nurses are launching entrepreneurial ventures that allow them to make use of leverage their nursing and non-nursing skills in a variety of ways. These days, most of us know what an entrepreneur is, but the concept of intrapreneurship is a relatively one, and it’s certainly not a household name yet.
An entrepreneur is often a solitary businessperson, but many entrepreneurs also band together for various ventures and business opportunities. Nurse entrepreneurship has exploded in recent years, and organizations like the National Nurses in Business Association are doing a great deal to empower and educate nurse entrepreneurs, and inspiring nurses like Marsha Battee of The Bossy Nurse are creating programs for teaching nurses about business.
Meanwhile, intrapreneurs are employees within organizations who feel a great deal of “ownership” of their roles, taking assertive initiative and leading the way for others.
You may be a nurse intrapreneur and not know it, or you may be a nurse entrepeneur just waiting to be born.
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Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is the Board Certified Nurse Coach behind NurseKeith.com and the well-known blog, Digital Doorway.
Keith is co-host of RNFMRadio.com, a wildly popular nursing podcast; he also hosts The Nurse Keith Show, his own podcast focused on career advice and inspiration for nurses. Keith is also the resident nursing career expert at Nurse.com.
A widely published nurse writer, Keith is the author of “Savvy Networking For Nurses: Getting Connected and Staying Connected in the 21st Century.” He has also contributed chapters to a number of books related to the nursing profession, and currently writes for MultiViews New Service, LPNtoBSNOnline.com, StaffGarden, and Working Nurse Magazine.
Mr. Carlson brings a plethora of experience as a nurse thought leader, online nurse personality, holistic career coach, writer, and well-known successful nurse entrepreneur. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely and talented wife, Mary Rives.