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Definition of an Independent Practice Nurse

An independent practice nurse is defined as, “A registered nurse who provides professional nursing services, as a proprietor of a business, through direct patient care, education, research, administration or consultation.”

Nurse Entrepreneurship - "Seizing the Challenge" by Carol L. Hamilton

Registered Nurses who are self-employed, business owners, independent managers, administrators and nurses doing business in nursing occupations that include but not limited to the following ... click here

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Self-employed Nurse Entrepreneurs Expanding the Realm of Nursing Practice: A Journey of Discovery

Independent practice as a career option for nurses has been slowly increasing since the 1980s.

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ICN Guidelines on the Nurse Entre/Intrapreneur Providing Nursing Services

A small but growing percentage of nurses are reclaiming their traditional right to independent clinical practice. ... read more