5 niche areas for nurse entrepreneurs

Nurse entrepreneurs have unique advantages in the health and wellness industries due to their medical knowledge and clinical experience, Catie Harris, PhD, RN, founder of NursePreneurs, told Small Business Trends.

Five business ideas for nurse entrepreneurs based on Dr. Harris' experience:

1. Concierge nursing.

This new and popular business model involves patients hiring nurses directly at a premium rate.

2. Appointment assistance.

Nurses can help geriatric patients make it to their appointments and make better healthcare decisions. Some stay at patients' bedsides to provide further assistance.

3. Healthcare consulting.

Nurses can help patients interpret medical information, which is especially valuable for patients going through complex care for conditions such as cancer.

4. Wellness coaching.

Patients might want help with their general wellness, not just specific illnesses. Dr. Harris says nurses have an unparalleled level of knowledge and experience within the health coaching industry.

5. Holistic care.

This business idea follows an increasingly popular trend of natural and holistic medical care. Nurses can help treat specific diseases with alternatives to traditional medicine.

Click here to see more of Dr. Harris' ideas for nurse entrepreneurs.

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