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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

Rally Call to all Self Employed Registered Nurses!
Tell the World What You Do!

Describe Your Primary Health Care Nursing Services You Deliver Where People Live, Work and Play

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Registered Nurses Professional Practice Profiles

This General Public Directory Manual provides an excellent public education resource. Collectively detailing Registered Nurses full nursing capabilities delivering a huge diversity of highly skilled and much needed on time nursing care to all people in all communities.

It is time to raise the “level” of recognition of all professional Registered Nurses using handy education line Directory Manual to show the general public, media, politicians and the Health Care professional that value added health care services are in place.

In 250-words describe your Registered Nurse scope of practice of the nursing care services you provide.

"I am a Practicing Registered Nurse with nursing expertise in Workplace Occupational Health and Environmental Safety. With my specialized nursing scope I can work self employed for the private sector, as a consultant or as an independent business owner.  Profile Submission Form

Here are examples of previously written nursing profiles as guidelines ... click here

Who should send a Profile?

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 to read a list of the diversity of nurses specialized nursing services.

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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.

Self-employed Nurse Entrepreneurs: A Journey of Discovery (Wilson A.;2003) ... more

Independent Practice Nurses Reference Manual

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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