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Becoming a Successful RN Entrepreneur

Monday, November 1st, 2010 by RNBP Admin

Many nurses have forn-businessund themselves in the position where they are ready to make the transition from working for hospitals and clinics to becoming a successful and in-demand registered nurse entrepreneur. LPN’s and RN’s both have found that hospital jobs have hectic and demanding scheduling, strict policies and procedures to follow, therefore increasing stress and taking away from a quality family life. Often mandatory overtime and rigid guidelines of being employed by a hospital, nursing home, or clinic have left many nurses feeling underappreciated, overworked, and drained.

Self-employment as a registered nurse allows nurses to have the freedom and opportunity to explore the diverse and challenging avenues of entrepreneurship. With an RN degree in hand, the doors of career options unfold, offering more choices in travel, companies to work for, creativity options, and setting their own schedules. For those considering using their current college credits to pursue a further education in nursing, many LPN to RN bridge programs are available. These programs will not only take an LPN out of a lower pay scale but will also open key career paths to becoming self-employed once completed. Advancing education in nursing to obtain a successful career as an RN entrepreneur has transformed many nurses from being unhappy and burdened in the medical field to feeling excited about going to work daily.

Professional entrepreneur opportunities existing for RNs include private medical consultants to businesses and healthcare industries, traveling RN, private healthcare RN for families and corporations, school screenings, and more. Nurses who have advanced through using LPN to RN bridge programs have enjoyed the array of choices made available by determining which medical entrepreneur path works best for them. Often averaging at $125.00 an hour, these professionals have enjoyed a greater scale of pay as well as the flexibility to setting their own schedules. RNs can freelance their services as needed and maintain quality time at home with family activities.

An unending sea of occupational selection awaits the entrepreneur RN or those furthering their medical education. Healthcare, one of the most in-demand careers, has a wide array of self-employment possibilities and many people are choosing to become their own boss and leave the demanding hassle of working for a hospital or clinic. Whether an RN wishes to teach, hold seminars, become a private consultant, or meet the medical needs of corporations, these nurses are finding the advantages of being their own boss much outweighs clocking in everyday. Small overhead allows RNs to start up business with ease and a minimum of equipment. Working from home with their current computers and printers provides an efficient and affordable way for entrepreneurs just starting out to quickly become self-employed. This transition has changed the attitude and outlook of their medical careers for thousands of RNs who found themselves unhappy trapped in a cycle of twelve hour shifts and harsh guidelines. With an RN degree and a home computer and telephone, an exciting new career of self-employment is just a step away.

Are you ready to earn your RN degree?

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7 Months to Your Degree with RNBP!

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 by RNBP Admin

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Why Nontraditional LPN to RN programs?

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 by RNBP Admin

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Looking into an LPN to RN program but not sure how you can fit it into your already busy schedule and adult obligations? That’s a challenge many people face.  In today’s world most adults have to come up with solutions to many challenges before they can begin schooling:

  • Adult responsibilities such as family and work
  • Time limitations
  • Need for flexibility
  • Budgetary concerns
  • Part time considerations
  • Commuting issues
  • Child-care considerations

For many people, traditional LPN to RN bridge programs don’t adequately address the challenges that must be overcome for adult students. The cost, time, and personal sacrifices can be prohibitive.  Taking a close look at the real cost, in terms of money and personal sacrifices, with traditional schooling need to be considered, and can include:

  • Full-time tuition
  • Day-time hours have to be dedicated to school
  • Hard copy textbooks,
  • Commuting time, stress of sitting in traffic
  • Car expenses such as maintenance and repairs (oil changes, new tires, etc.)
  • Day care expenses if you have small children
  • Working evening and week-ends
  • Sacrificing family time to work evenings and weekends to finance school

A favorable solution to these limiting factors for the contemporary student is to consider a nontraditional LPN to RN bridge program like RN Bridge Program which  fits well into most adult’s hectic schedules, family and work obligations for the following reasons:

  • Flexible, fluid schedule, can be part-time but get full time results
  • Choose your study hours and the pace of your classes
  • Choose if you want to study on your own or with live instructors- all from home
  • No high tuition bills because it’s a flat monthly membership fee to study as much or as little as you want
  • On- line support system including video instruction, tests, reference material and live, interactive support
  • You can study around your work schedule and keep family as a priority

But is it a quality education?

Yes!  RN Bridge Program is a quality nontraditional LPN to RN bridge program that will help you earn a fully accredited degree from the nation’s largest and highly respected school of nursing. The question to ask yourself is what type of learning style will best suit your life?  Nontraditional nursing students must demonstrate the same level of proficiency in clinical skills and system knowledge as the student who is enrolled in a traditional program.  If you can extract that knowledge base from just reading stacks of text books and without any outside assistance or support, then conventional nontraditional LPN to RN bridge programs will be a great fit.

If you need the support and structure of a traditional program, like instructors to help you stay on track and to answer questions about difficult nursing theory, then RNBP is what you need.  (It’s the best of both worlds; flexibility in your schedule but structure to keep you moving!)

Either way though, the quality of nursing education in nontraditional programs is no less accredited or less prestigious than traditional schooling.  The most important thing to ask when you enroll into an online LPN to RN bridge program is are they accredited and will you be able to get licensed in your state with your degree.  With RN Bridge Program you can know for sure that we’ve got you covered.  After graduating you will be fully prepared to take and pass the NCLEX-RN just as you would after a traditional program.  The ONLY difference is that you did it in less time, for less money and all on your schedule!

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10 Reasons to be a Registered Nurse

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 by RNBP Admin

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U.S. News and World Report ranked being a Registered Nurse as one of the best careers of 2009. In their opinion “There’s a great demand for nurses, and you’ll have a lot of options” [1.1]. That’s an understatement. Being a Registered Nurse allows you to choose from literally dozens of job options and work settings. But that’s just the beginning of the benefits of being a Registered Nurse. Here are 10 great reasons to be a Registered Nurse.

1. You are in demand! This means job security. Even during a recession, nursing is one of a limited number of fields that are you are practically guaranteed to find a job in right now. Hospitals are actively recruiting, sometimes offering hefty sign-on bonuses.

2. Good pay. Registered Nurses start out making a significant salary. The average median hourly rate for a new graduate is $21.86. After 5 years the median average is $27.00. Not bad when you consider that you can get your degree in just 2 years, sometimes less with nontraditional or distance learning education.

3. Nearly unlimited career advancement, growth, and salary. Being a staff RN is a great job, but if you want something more your options are nearly endless. Some of your choices at the top of the pay scale, with additional training are:

  • Nurse Practitioner, with a median salary between $65,000 to $80,000.
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), which pays upward of $110,000.
  • Legal Nurse Consultant: Get paid between $60.00 and $150.00 per hour. The hourly rate can go as high as $250.00 [2.2].

4. Autonomy. On a day-to-day basis Registered Nurses have a great deal of autonomy and independence in decision-making.

5. Flexible schedule. Nursing allows you the option of having flexible hours and shifts, including evenings, nights, 12 hour shifts or part-time. Depending on your life situation and needs these options can be a big benefit.

6. Status: Survey after survey shows that people admire and respect nurses and the nursing profession in general; it ranks among the top of all fields. Nursing is appreciated and admired as a giving, caring profession and one that people pursue in order to genuinely help people.

7. Teaching and leadership potential: Part of the Registered Nurse’s responsibility is to be a leader. In the clinical setting you will oversee Nursing Assistants, Nurses Aids, and Licensed Practical Nurses. You may have the opportunity to demonstrate nursing skills to nursing students and proctor newly graduated RN’s. In the hospital and other inpatient settings, nurses are responsible for discharge teaching and education for patients and their family. Registered nurses are Unit Managers and shift Team leaders. As a Registered Nurse you will have many opportunities to develop your leadership skills.

8. Variety: Nurses have the unique opportunity to meet and connect with a variety of people from many walks of life and cultures. Clinical nursing allows you to meet new people each day. The medical issues and treatments also vary each day and keep your job interesting and challenging.

9. Fulfillment: Working as a nurse means you truly get to help people. You are entrusted to take care of patient’s needs-both physical and emotional-at a difficult time in their lives. You have the unique privilege and honor to connect and care for people at a vulnerable time in their lives.

10. You can earn a Professional Nursing Degree in only 2 years or less with either an Associate Degree in Nursing or an Associate in Applied Science of Nursing. You have the option of attending a traditional college which will be a structured minimum 2 years of schooling, or a non-traditional school that offers courses through distance learning or on-line courses which are self paced so you could finish in less than half the time if your schedule allows for it.

With RN Bridge Program you can bridge the gap between your existing medical experience to your accredited ASN-RN degree in as little as eight months, depending on pre-existing credits. Unlike other online or distance learning programs where you get a stack of books and it’s up to you to stay on track, RN Bridge Program offers you structure through planned out video learning modules to cut down on study time and boost information retention. We offer the structured support other online programs don’t offer so you can get your accredited RN degree easier and faster. Guaranteed!

[2,2] Milazzo, Vickie L, RN, MSN, JD. Interview Education Brings Lasting Joy. Balanced Living <http://www.ezine.com/archive/2003/vol14_no24.html>

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