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Secrets of Successful Healthcare Entrepreneurs

2.0 Contact Hours
Target Audience: Nurses, healthcare professionals, and interested individuals
Purpose/Goal: The outcome of this course is for the learner to provide an overview of the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. The stages of entrepreneurship, the various types of mentors that may helpful to entrepreneurs, and a more detailed examination of specific characteristics are discussed.
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Starting a new business takes a lot of work. Despite the intense effort required to launch a new venture, successful entrepreneurs have many diverse characteristics that provide the stamina to support their achievements and enhance their ability to create a successful business. By cultivating these characteristics, continually learning, being open to new and creative ideas and possibilities, and committing to their vision, entrepreneurs can help ensure the success of their business.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the stages of entrepreneurship.
  • Identify types of mentors that may be helpful to entrepreneurs.
  • Explain how entrepreneurs can enhance their creativity.
  • Describe S.M.A.R.T. goals.
  • Discuss the importance of courage, effective time management, and the pursuit of "higher vibrations" to entrepreneurs.
  • Explain characteristics of successful leaders.

Choosing to begin a new business venture by becoming a healthcare entrepreneur is not a decision that most people make lightly. At times, the economy in the United States and globally has made it difficult for most families to depend on a two-income household, let alone a single income, or an income that is based on a new business. However, many people choose to become entrepreneurs because long-term reliance on a single employer often leaves them struggling, underemployed, unemployed, or denied the creativity and “voice” that “feeds their soul.” Those who have been lucky enough to remain employed may face pay cuts, reductions in benefits, toxic work environments, and longer hours in addition to the unsettling feeling that they may lose their jobs at any moment (Palmer, 2014a).

As a result of the conditions in the national and global economy, and the instability it may bring, many people choose to become healthcare entrepreneurs because they want to:

  • Live and work “from the heart”
  • Find a way to work with their gifts of caring and compassion
  • Find a way to express their passion and “live on purpose”
  • Create a successful business that provides the potential for greater financial rewards than those provided by a traditional job
  • Create a way to live and work that allows them to express their most important core values
  • Explore their own health and well-being more fully

Becoming a successful business owner requires commitment to your goals and vision of your endeavor. No matter what business you decide to launch, from a small coaching business to a multi-million dollar healthcare organization, there are several traits shared by those who are successful as entrepreneurs. The following are some of the most common traits.

Complete the course post exam (CE Test) with a score of 80% or greater. Complete all fields of the course evaluation form. Certificate of Completion is provided once the course post exam is passed per criteria above.

  • American Board of Managed Care Nursing
  • ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association
  • ASWB - Association of Social Work Boards
  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • California Board of Registered Nursing
  • California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Florida Board of Respiratory Care
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery
  • NAADAC - The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • NCBTMB -National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
  • Florida Board of Massage Therapists


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Content Focus:

Professional Issues

Course Expires:

June 12, 2020

  • Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC
  • Caroline Young, MPH
Jurisdictional Requirements:

Continuing education (CE) licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. These CE requirements may vary in terms of the number of hours required to the types of courses that must be taken. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC recommends you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. Compliance with CE requirements is the responsibility of the individual health care provider. Health care providers must understand the CE requirements in their jurisdictions, and be sure they are up-to-date on any rule changes that affect their license. For further information, please see our Accreditation Information.

Accommodations for Disabilities:

Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodations, please contact us.

Conflicts of Interest and Relevant Financial Relationships:

The authors/planning committee members have no conflicts of interests or relevant financial relationships to declare relevant to this activity.

Commercial Support:

No commercial support has been received for this activity.

Non-endorsement of products:

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Off-label Use of Products:

None of the authors intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.