Becoming a Nurse Entrepreneur: If I Can Do It, So Can You

Author(s): Bixby Marcia G

Contact Hours 0.92

CERP C 0.92

Expires May 31, 2026

Topics: Career Development

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

This session reviews how you can take your advanced nursing skills outside of the hospital setting. Medical device and pharmaceutical companies are looking to employ nurses in sales and education. Medical device companies are also looking for nurses to help review products during development to ensure patient safety. You could review medical records for malpractice cases for attorneys. This presentation also reviews the financial and legal aspects of starting your own business.


  • Identify nursing opportunities for work outside of the traditional hospital setting.
  • Understand the financial risks of becoming self employed.
  • Appreciate how to use nursing skills when working for medical industry companies.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 0.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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