This episode is part of our series on nurses who took the leap to leave their traditional nursing position and go full-time on their entrepreneurial journey during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we’re talking with Kathy Kates. Kathy is a family nurse practitioner and pelvic floor therapist. Kathy’s firsthand knowledge about pelvic health comes from her experience as a mom and a former cancer patient. Her work is enhanced by over 10 years as a nurse practitioner, running a women’s health program at a federally qualified health center.
It was a long journey for me to go from a bedside nurse to a work from home nurse. So why after finally getting the work-from-home job of my dreams would I quit that job?
That’s what we’ll talk about in this week’s episode of the Stay at Home Nurse Podcast. Listen through as I also share the first of many steps to my success. It’ll leave you wanting to figure out your own dream and going for that dream.
Liz Rohr is a family nurse practitioner, educator, wife, mom, and multiple 6-figure entrepreneurs. Since 2015, she’s been a PCP with her own panel (1200+ patients when full-time). Today, she works part-time in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Boston, MA, and runs Real World NP. She’s been a nurse for over a decade and got her BSN from Boston College and MSN from UCLA. Credentials aside, she’s the kind of girl you’ll find perusing Up-To-Date on her phone before bed— she can’t help herself.
Maybe you’re one of those people who entered nursing school knowing exactly what specialty you wanted to practice. If you’re like most of us, however, you’ve probably considered a range of specialties and even decided then changed your mind a few times.
The good news is that you still have plenty of time. Even if you don’t land your dream job right out of school, you’ll be able to explore other options with a little more experience. After all, one of the appealing things about a career in nursing is the flexibility it provides.
How can changing your thinking from “someone should” to “I can” can change your world? How do you survive nursing school with two littles? How can changes open your eyes to new opportunities? So many interesting topics for today’s episode!
This episode is a little bit different as we bring you an episode from the Still A Nurse Podcast by Tristan Soelber, where I had the honor of being her guest. You will love Tristan’s interview style! She does an amazing job we talk about:
How I learned to balance school and family time to reach my goal with a new baby and a toddler at home
What qualifications you need to become a case manager
The book, which started as a side hustle, eventually led to a second edition, a course, and a business
And a lot more!
It takes a special kind of nurse to work with victims of sexual assault. I had the honor of interviewing one of these very special nurses, Maie McKenzie. Marie has used her training in Forensic Nursing and as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) in both the Emergency Department and community rape crisis centers.
In today’s episode, Marie talks with us about:
*What inspired her to work in forensic nursing and specifically as a Sexual Assault Examiner
*The didactic training program she went through
*What this job entails
*How to be a SANE
*Her legal nurse consulting business
Are you a nurse with a business or a nurse aspiring to start your own business? You don’t want to miss this episode! There are lots of people out there teaching nurses how to start a business. But the last thing you want to do is to start a business that doesn’t fit your lifestyle. In fact, one of the best benefits of owning a business is the lifestyle freedom that comes with it.
In this episode we bring back Amanda Guarniere, The Resume Rx from episode 44, Nurse Resumes Made Easy. Amanda built a business for herself that gives her the freedom to live the lifestyle she desires. In 2020, during the pandemic, she went full-time with her business and hasn’t looked back since.
This time we talk to Amanda about lifestyle, business, and taking the leap to full-time entrepreneurship.
Taking the entrepreneurial leap is a big decision under normal circumstances. And to many, it may seem like a crazy thing to do during a pandemic. But we have encountered several nurses who have successfully gone from side hustle to full-time nurse entrepreneur in 2020.
We will feature these amazing nurses in a mini-series starting on today’s episode with Ananya Datta. Ananya is a dual board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, consultant, and coach on a mission to help the next generation of nurse practitioners step into practice with confidence and clarity. Her desire to support new grad NPs in their transition to practice is mission-centric and ties back to her lack of orientation and onboarding support as a new grad many years ago.
In addition to that, Ananya has started her nurse consultant agency.
Do you consider yourself an introvert? Have you ever wondered how you could be a successful entrepreneur as an introvert? Me too! Networking is important for your career, your business, and your life. But as an introvert, this is not something that comes naturally. It’s something we have to be very intentional about working at.
Today I’m going to share with you what I have learned so that you too can be successful with your networking. You will find this episode helpful with your networking whether you’re an introvert or not.