The NNBA, Nurse Entrepreneurship, and Nurses in Business, The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 29

In episode 29 of The Nurse Keith Show, holistic nurse career coach Keith Carlson discusses his experience at the 2015 National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Keith was fired up by this event, and episode 29 crackles with his post-NNBA enthusiasm.


Keith Carlson and Renee Thompson

Keith with Renee Thompson

Keith's display at the NNBA

Keith’s display at the NNBA

NNBA group

Brittney Wilson, Donna Cardillo, Renee Thompson, & Keith


While the presenters at conferences can be amazing and thought-provoking, the magic can often happen outside of the meeting room when you break bread with other participants and share your thoughts, ideas, fears, and inspirations. The presentations can almost be like compost for conversation, and the seeds that can be sown inside and outside of the meeting room are exciting indeed.

Some conference-goers at the NNBA annual meeting have already launched businesses as nurse entrepreneurs, but many haven’t yet reached the launch stage, and attend the conference for inspiration and ideas for getting started.

For nurses who want to start a business, there are many options, including small “profit projects” that may earn the earnest nurse a few hundred dollars per month (eg: freelance writing for a nursing website or magazine), or full-blown corporate entities that may necessitate full-time energy and dozens of hours per week of attention and savvy. The world is your oyster, nurses!

Nurses are opening home health agencies, launching coaching practices, becoming freelance writers, and birthing creative businesses that utilize their critical thinking and their “nurseness”.

Keith and other attendees were very fired up by the conference, and it’s recommended that you check out the resources from the conference, and consider attending October 14-16, 2016. Keith will be there, along with his co-conspirators from RNFM Radio, Elizabeth Scala and Kevin Ross.

Seize the day, nurses, and realize the potential of your entrepreneurial self!

The Nurse Keith Show is adroitly edited and produced by James Larson, and social media and promotion are expertly handled by Mark Capispisan.

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Be well, dig deep, and keep in touch!


Nurse Keith photoKeith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is the Board Certified Nurse Coach behind and the well-known blog, Digital Doorway.

Keith is co-host of, a wildly popular nursing podcast; he also hosts The Nurse Keith Show, his own podcast focused on career advice and inspiration for nurses. Keith is also the resident nursing career expert at

A widely published nurse writer, Keith is the author of “Savvy Networking For Nurses: Getting Connected and Staying Connected in the 21st Century.” He has also contributed chapters to a number of books related to the nursing profession, and currently writes for MultiViews New Service,, StaffGarden, and Working Nurse Magazine.

Mr. Carlson brings a plethora of experience as a nurse thought leader, online nurse personality, holistic career coach, writer, and well-known successful nurse entrepreneur.

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