Project Description

Learn how to create, launch and run your own business

Have you been feeling the urge lately for a chance of pace in your nursing career? Maybe the thought of being your own boss is really appealing. Having been there ourselves, we know that starting your own independent practice is possibly one of the most exciting and potentially rewarding activities you can engage in. There is no limit to what you can achieve through private enterprise, but perhaps you aren’t sure what you all need to have in place in order to ensure you’ll be successful as a nurse entrepreneur.

These are all important thoughts to consider before embarking on a new business venture as a nurse. In order to be successful as a nurse entrepreneur, you need to have support from someone who has a solid understanding of developing their own private practice and understands the unique challenges around it.

Through the Caritas College Entrepreneurship for Nurses program, we will provide you with wise and experienced instruction, a solid foundation and the tools you will need for starting a small business in nursing. We discuss business concepts, strategies and planning to get you started. We support you in your development of innovative health care contributions, creating systems, action plans and goal setting strategies for your new enterprise. We help you to understand common entrepreneurial issues and how to strategize for practical solutions.

*Please note, this course is currently on hold as we update our program design. 

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Business start-up for nurses

This is a 12-week guided online theory course that includes self-paced learning week-to-week and online cohort group meetings with your colleagues and instructor for discussion and supportive learning. Assignments will be submitted to your instructor according to course deadlines.

We discuss business concepts, strategies and planning to get you started. We support you in your development of innovative health care contributions, creating systems, action plans and goal setting strategies for your new enterprise. We help you to understand common entrepreneurial issues and how to strategize for practical solutions. During the course you will complete your own detailed business plan to use as a springboard for planning processes and obtaining funding if necessary. You will become familiar with opportunity recognition, persuasive presentation skills and strategic marketing planning.

Admission Requirements

While the course focus is on private nursing practice for LPN’s, RN’s and RPN’s, general principles of entrepreneurship apply and anyone can register for this course.

Caritas College incorporates North American business practice education and government requirements for business practice in Canada and the US, that also complies with national and international guidelines for medical treatments and care provided within nursing scope of practice, National Nurses in Business Association (US), Alberta Association of Registered Nurse in Independent Practice (AARNIP), Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), American Nurses Association (ANA), Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses (CAFCN) and all Canadian Provincial and US State requirements for nursing practices.

*Please note, this course is currently on hold as we update our program design. 

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Customized course curriculum for nurses

  • Role of nurse entrepreneurship and small businesses in our economy
  • Characteristics and skills of a successful nurse entrepreneur
  • Financial planning, funding options, and managing expenses
  • Business planning
  • Presentation skills
  • Strategic marketing planning
  • Business structure and organization
  • Scope of practice requirements for independent practice nurses
  • New product or service development
  • Patents, copyrighting and intellectual property
  • Canadian and US business revenue and tax law protocols

*Please note, this course is currently on hold as we update our program design. 

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Who this course is for:

As a nurse entrepreneur you will be able to move into independent practice in a variety of nursing disciplines within your scope of practice. Nurses who would benefit from taking this course would be:

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse supportive living consultants
  • Nurse diabetic educators
  • Nurses entering independent practice

*Please note, this course is currently on hold as we update our program design. Nurse with older woman - Caritas College Entrepreneurship program

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