American Academy of Nurse Entrepreneurs

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Nursing & Salary Negotiation: A Mindset for Better Pay

There’s an interesting paradox between nurses – who give so much value – and how little they value themselves. Case in point. In our AANE FB Group, I posted this question “What are you making for overnight call (outpatient).” I asked because I was consulting for a telehealth startup who was wanting to properly compensate …

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For Nurses: Self-diagnosing Your Superwoman Syndrome

For Nurses: Self-diagnosing Your Superwoman Syndrome Superwoman isn’t real. I know, I know – you’re a super nurse, a super mom, a super wife, a super business owner. You’re super motivated, super committed, a super problem-solver, super fast at getting things done, and super smart. All super things to be, right? Absolutely! It’s great to …

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Collaborating Physician Part 2: Mindset and Money

In part 1, we covered the regulatory requirements of the collaborative relationship as well as risk involved. Now, let’s talk about the different options for compensating a collaborative physician. Mindset Before we talk money, it’s imperative we discuss mindset. I don’t know about you, but when I started my first practice, I did not believe …

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Collaborating Physician Part 1: Requirements and Risks

Let’s talk collaborating physicians. If you live in a non-Full Practice Authority (FPA) state, you’re required to have a relationship with a physician to practice to the full extent of your training. Ultimately, it is our communities that suffer because it means healthcare, once again, is less accessible. However, for 22 states, this is a …

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Health Insurance Options for Nurse Entrepreneurs

Health Insurance Options for Nurse Entrepreneurs One of the questions I get most often from nurse entrepreneurs is: How do I provide health insurance as a business owner? Whether it’s just for yourself or for your employees, providing health insurance is a critical piece of owning a small business. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the …

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The Biggest Secret to Getting Paid What You’re Worth As An APN

I was talking to a nurse practitioner recently who owns her own practice. She told me every time she asks for payment from a patient, she feels an extreme sense of guilt. “Is this normal?” she asked. “Have you ever experienced this? What do I do about it?” I understood where she was coming from …

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APRN Owners Can Form an LLC in Texas (and this is a good thing!)

Texas has some contradictory laws. This should come as no surprise. Chapter 301 of the Business Organizations Code, “Provisions Relating to Professional Entities” is a quintessential Texas example of Texas contradiction. But for once this contradiction plays in favor of APRNs. Based on a logical reading, APRNs should be included as an “authorized person” who …

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