Nurse Entrepreneurs

These nurses and their businesses have been spotlighted in Donna’s monthly e-newsletter Nursing Connections. If you are a nurse who owns a business, send a note to Donna@DonnaCardillo.com for possible inclusion in a future edition.

Renee Baldo, RN, BS, MBA, founder of Unlimited Potential
www.upskincare.com
Unlimited Potential focuses on skin and body care with a holistic approach.

Barbara Bartlein,RN, MSW, CSP, owner, The People Pro
www.ThePeoplePro.com
Bartlein offers keynotes, seminars, and consultations to build businesses and balance lives. She is author of Why Did I Marry You Anyway? 12.5 Strategies for a Happy Marriage and is featured in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul.

Anthony Battaglia, MS, RN, President at Pocket Nurse
http://www.pocketnurse.com/
The company carries over 8,500 products including Pocket Nurse® brand products, Demo Dose®, Student Health Totes and Sim EMR® and the Pocket Nurse® brand of medical supplies for education and simulation.

Faye Battiste-Otto, RN, founder and president, American Forensic Nurses, and owner, Chateau Battiste, an assisted living facility
www.amrn.com
American Forensic Nurses provides medical forensic services to law enforcement agencies and disseminates forensic information and education resources to those interested and practicing in the field of forensic sciences.

Marlyn Duncan Boyd, RN, PhD, artist 
marlyn-boyd.fineartamerica.com
Boyd paints portraits of nurses’ caps as a way to record these symbols of nursing.

Lorie Brown, R.N., M.N., J.D.
www.EmpoweredNurses.org
Lorie formed Empowered Nurses to help nurses protect their licenses, so they can do their jobs with confidence, focus on serving their patients, and regain the joy in the profession they love.

Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
http://nursetim.com/
NurseTim provides training and consulting for administrators, trainers, faculty, and other instructional specialists. Specific services can include faculty development, accreditation support, strategic planning, research, and event planning.

Teri Bunker, FNP, MS 
www.bridgecitymedical.com
Bunker founded Bridge City Family Medical Clinic, Portland, OR, in 2003

Carol Bush, RN, MS, BS NEW
www.thesocialnurse.com 
Carol is Content Strategist, Writing Coach and Owner of The Social Nurse, a marketing consultancy for healthcare related small businesses.

Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, CSP, CPAE, humorist and speaker 
www.karynbuxman.com 
Buxman is an internationally recognized expert in applied and therapeutic humor and is publisher of the Journal of Nursing Jocularity.

Senen Calbalfin, RN, MSN, CNOR
http://executivehomecare.com/
As an Executive Care franchise owner, her company provides friendly and compassionate caregivers to help clients stay in their own homes by promoting independent living to its fullest.

Candace Campbell, DNPc, MSN-HCSM, RN, CNL
http://candycampbell.com
Florence Nightingale impersonator and producer of an award-winning documentary, Micropremature Babies: How Low Can You Go? Candace Campbell is an award-winning actor and filmmaker, author, educator, and she has been featured on the air and in print in over 1000 media outlets worldwide.

Donna Wilk Cardillo RN, MA, CSP, President, DonnaCardillo.com
www.donnacardillo.com
Cardillo is “The Inspiration Nurse.” She is a transformational keynote speaker, retreat leader, author, columnist and blogger. Her books include: Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart, Your 1st Year as a Nurse,  The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses, and A Daybook for Beginning Nurses. She is the original Dear Donna columnist at www.Nurse.com and blogs at DrOz.com. Donna is creator of the trademarked Career Alternatives for Nurses® seminar and home-study program.

Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, Certified Professional Speaker
www.nursekeith.com
Keith heads up Nurse Keith Coaching. He offers personalized, professional and confidential coaching for nurses who want to live more fulfilling, happy, healthy and balanced lives.

Janet Celli, RN, and Susan Whitney, RN, co-owners of CPR Associates of America
www.cprassociates.com
Celli and Whitney sell automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) and train and certify individuals and organizations in their use.

V. Yvette Cheeks RN, BSN
www.phesonline.com
V. Yvette Cheeks RN, BSN, is owner of Professional Healthcare Education Service, Inc., a nursing continuing education company.

Nancy Clover, RN, AD, president and owner of Occupation Health Connections
www.occhealthconnections.com
Clover’s company provides temporary and contract placement of nurses and nurse practitioners in occupational health and related settings and permanent placement and other staffing services on a national basis.

Terry Cralle, RN, MS 
www.terrycralle.com
Terry is a credentialed and experienced clinical sleep educator and has devoted much of her career to sleep health and wellness

Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P owner Peds-R-Us Medical Education
www.peds-r-us.com
Peds-R-Us is a worldwide pediatric seminar company.

Trish DeTura, RN, CNM, MS, owner, Women’s Holistic Healing 
www.womensholistichealing.com
DeTura, a certified nurse midwife, performs and teaches the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage as well as infant massage.

Kathy Dempsey, RN, president of Keep Shedding 
www.keepshedding.com
Dempsey is a speaker, writer, and facilitator on issues of change, organizational development, and strategic planning.

Mary Doherty, RN-MSN, co-founder of Jean’s Angels, LLC 
www.jeansangels.org
Jean’s Angels primary goal is to assist clients in navigating through a complex the healthcare system.

Suzanne Drake, APN-C, PhD 
www.drsuzannedrake.com
Drake is a professional psychotherapist who deals with the problems of individuals, couples, and families.

Lynn Durham, RN
www.lynndurham.com
Lynn Durham, RN is a well-being coach, writer, and speaker.

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, founder of Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. 
www.fhea.com
Provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers.

Deb Gauldin, RN
www.debgauldin.com
Gauldin is a speaker, humorist, and author.

Kescia Gray, RN 
www.graykoclinicalconsultants.com
Gray owns GrayKo Clinical Consultants, LLC, which offers health education programs, wellness seminars, and workshops.

Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN 
Through personal experience and research, Nadine was able to take a life altering situation and share her knowledge with other sufferers. 10 years ago she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and her life changed forever.
glutenfreern.com

Jamie Hamm, RN, BSN, VA-BC, owner of Vascular Access Plus, LLC
vascularaccessplus.com/
Specializing in inserting ultrasound guided PICC lines with ECG tip confirmation and education for the care and maintenance of those lines.

Marti Hand, RN, visual artist
www.martihand.com
Hand is an advocate for integrating creativity and the arts into healthcare.

Joyce Harrell, Nurse and Wellness Coach
www.joyceharrell.com/
Joyce Harrell Wellness is about her journey, being an overcomer, and learning what it is to follow your dream.

Beth Hawkes, MSN, RN-BC
www.nursecode.com
Hawkes is a career columnist, writer, speaker, and acute care staff development educator.

Echo Heron, RN 
www.echoheron.com
Heron is a speaker and a New York Times bestselling author of eight books.

Jenny Herrick, RN, owner, All Kidding Aside,  a speaking and training business
www.allkiddingaside.biz
Herrick brings laughter and levity to her audiences while she addresses subjects like attitude, humor, joy on the job, and the value and importance of laughter.

Vicki Hess, RN, owner of Catalyst Consulting, LLC 
www.VickiHess.com
As a speaker, trainer, writer, and consultant, Hess helps individuals and organizations to create a shift in viewpoint that results in sensational service to coworkers, customers, and themselves.

Wendie A. Howland, RN, MN, CRRN, CCM, CNLCP, principal, Howland Health Consulting, Inc. 
www.howlandhealthconsulting.com
Howland provides professional life care planning and medical cost projection services for medical/legal cases.

Rebecca Hulem, RN, RNP, CNM, Menopause Expert 
www.themenopauseexpert.com
Hulem, author of Feelin’ Hot? A Humorous and Informative Guide to Menopause, is a Menopause Coach, providing coaching advice for women having difficulty with menopause symptoms.

Patricia Iyer, RN, MS, LNCC, president of The Pat Iyer Group 
www.patiyer.com, www.legalnursebusiness.com, www.LNCAcademy.com, www.legalnursepodcasts.com, www.editingmybook.com
Pat is a thought leader within the legal nurse consulting community. A past president of the American Association of Legal Nurse consultants, Pat coaches legal nurse consultants so that they make more money, get more clients and avoid expensive mistakes. Additionally, she works with authors to share their expertise in books. Pat is a ghostwriter and developmental editor.

Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP, President & Chief Learning Officer of  NurseBuilders
www.nursebuilders.net/
Nurse Builders is a pediatric nursing education company dedicated to advancing pediatric nursing education, practice, and research. We are an academic, learning-oriented company dedicated to meeting the individual and organization needs of its clients.

RNs Tim and Carin Johnson, founders, Falcon Critical Care Transport
www.falconcct.com
FCCT provides transportation of critically ill patients in a safe mobile environment.

Randy Keirn, MPA, EFO, BSN, RN EMT-P
randykeirn.com
Randy Keirn is a Training Professional and Leadership Expert with more than 25 years of experience in Fire Services. As an accomplished Chief Officer, Instructor, and Community Educator, Randy has dedicated his life to instilling leadership in every professional and personal capacity.

LeaRae Keyes, RN, executive director, Nurse Entrepreneur Network
www.nurse-entrepreneur-network.com/public/main.cfm
Nurse Entrepreneur Network offers solutions for starting, building, and managing a nursing business.

Charna Kinneberg, RN, MBA, Owner at Senior Transitions Inc.
www.seniortransitionsinc.com/index.html
The mission of Senior Transitions is to decrease the stress involved in relocating senior citizens, especially when having to downsize.

Janet Kirchen, BSN, Certified Facilitator of the Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster Program 
www.trueheal.com/
Her goal is to add more healing to your world than you ever dreamed possible! She will give you tools that you can immediately use to decrease your anxiety, speed up your healing, and lessen pain post- procedure.

Rita Kluny, Founder Healing Touch for Babies
www.healingtouchforbabies.com/
Rita introduces the Principles of Infant Compassionate Care, and helps nurses, etc, understand babies at a deeper level, and accelerate their recovery process.

Donna Krasowski, RN, BScN, MN, president of Continuing Competence for Canadian Nurses 
www.stophealthcarebullying.com
Krasowski is committed to educating nurses about bullying in the workplace.

Fran Lessans, RN, MS, founder and CEO of Passport Health USA 
www.passporthealthusa.com
Lessans owns a chain of immunization centers with franchises all over the United States; each office provides comprehensive travel counseling and inoculations to business and leisure travelers, foreign exchange students, missionaries, adoption agencies specializing in overseas adoptions, and others.

Linda LaRue, RN, MEd, ATC, creator of Crunchless Abs™ and The SOUPer Slim Diet™
www.lindalarue.com
She has been a leader and pioneer in the field of land-based and aquatic functional, peak performance core movement, rehabilitation, and post-rehabilitation for more than 20 years. As a master personal trainer and fitness instructor, she has consulted with some of the top fitness and sports professionals in the athletic, health, and fitness industries.
Anne Llewellyn, RN-BC, MS, BHSA, CCM, CRRN, Owner of Nurse Advocate 
www.nursesadvocates.net/
Anne is founder of Nurse Advocate, a web site and blog that provides information for patients, families and healthcare professionals to understand how to navigate today’s complex and often scary healthcare system.

Cathy Lonas, RN, BSN, MSBA Owner of Advocate 360 Geriatric Care Management
www.advocate360.net
Cathy is a geriatric care manager who has served seniors and their families since 1988. As a registered nurse with a background in gerontology, she acts as a liaison between healthcare professionals and families.

Mary LoVerde, RN Life Balance Expert 
www.maryloverde.com
Mary LoVerde, RN, is a life balance expert. LoVerde has a passion for finding creative ways to live a joyful and successful life.

Sue Masoorli, RN, owner of Perivascular Nurse Consultants, Inc.
www.pncnurse.com
Masoorli’s company provides infusion therapy education, training, and certification to nurses.


Ericka McCarron, RN, owner of About Face Medical Aesthetics, PLLC

www.myaboutface.com
Ericka is a consultant for Allergen, Inc., training physicians and mid-level providers on the technique and application of Botox®, Juvéderm®, Juvéderm Voluma®, and Latisse®.

Catherine Mullahy, RN, BS, CRRN, CCM, owner of Mullahy and Associates, LLC 
www.mullahyassociates.com
Mullahy and Associates, LLC, provides educational assistance to case managers.


Susan Odegaard Turner, PhD, RN 
CEO & Founder of Turner Healthcare Associates, Inc
Dr. Turner provides many healthcare consulting services including transition and healthcare management in correctional health, nursing workforce strategic planning, group facilitation, and healthcare career coaching, executive coaching and more.

Meaghan O’Keefe, RN, BSN

www.meaghanokeeffe.com
Meaghan is a writer and registered nurse specializing in healthcare communications. Services she offers include blogging, newsletters, brochures, website content, press releases, and much, much more.

Lisbeth Overton, RN Creator of Healthy Nurse by Design
healthynursebydesign.com
Healthy Nurse by Design is a coaching based business which provides a safe place for nurses to voice their struggles as nurses and empower them to create the healthy change that they want to see in their lives.

Kathleen D. Pagana, RN, PhD, owner of Pagana Seminars and Presntations.

www.kathleenpagana.com
Pagana is coauthor of Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference, which is the number one best-selling book on the subject as well as many other publications. She also speaks on leadership, etiquette, life balance, communication skills, and more.


Sasha Parker, RN, president and founder of Esthetic Skin Institute, Inc.

www.esiw.com
Parker holds training and certification programs across the U.S. to teach nurses how to perform medical aesthetics procedures and how to set up their own practices.


Michelle Podlesni, RN, president of the National Nurses in
Business Association, Inc. 

www.NNBANow.com
NNBA is the professional organization for nurse entrepreneurs. The  #1 Resource for Nurses in Business Since 1985.


Phyllis Quinlan, RN-Bc, PhD, LNC, CEN, CCRN, Founder, MFW Consultants to Professionals

www.mfwconsultants.com
MFW offers its diverse client groups services in Legal Nurse Consulting, Personal Coaching and Energetic Healing/Complimentary Therapy.


Pamela Katz Ressler, RN, BSN, HN-BC, President of Stress Resources 

www.stressresources.com/id1.html
Pamela provides stress management and holistic healthcare consultation, program development, and implementation to healthcare providers, schools, businesses and the general public.


Keith Rischer, RN, MA, CEN, CCRN    

www.keithrn.com
Keith continues to serve and care for patients in clinical practice and teach others through the use of his clinical reasoning resources and case studies on his website.


Karen Roush, RN, MSN, FNP-BC

www.scholarsvoice.com
Roush brings extensive experience as a writer, teacher, and nurse to The Scholar’s Voice.


Shari Sandifer, RN, MBA, president and owner of Avant Healthcare Professionals

www.avanthealthcare.com
Avant recruits nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists from overseas, places them in long-term contracts in the U.S., and offers training and support to recruits.

Elizabeth Scala, RN, MSN/MBA, Owner of Living Sublime Wellness
www.livingsublimewellness.com
Wellness coach Scala is passionate about helping healthcare professionals to embody holistic living and embrace self-care.


Susan Scanland, MSN, GNP-BC, owner GeriScan 

www.dementiaconnection.com
Scanland is a speaker and consultant on geriatric issues. An expert in Alzheimer’s disease, depression in elders and other geriatric syndromes, Susan inspires all who meet her to raise the standards and outcomes for elder care.


Diane Sieg, RN, CYT, CSP 

www.dianesieg.com
Sieg is a speaker, author, certified yoga teacher, and life coach.


Priscilla Smith-Trudeau, RN, principle in Wealth in Diversity Consulting Group, Inc.

www.wealthindiversity.com
Smith-Trudeau is an author and one of the healthcare industries top organizational development and cultural diversity consultants.


Stephanie Staples, LPN, inspirational keynote speaker 

www.yourlifeunlimited.ca
Staples is the founder and owner of speaking/coaching company Your Life, Unlimited.


ChrysMarie Suby, RN, MS owner of Labor Management Institute 

www.LMInstitute.com
LMI is a research, education, and consulting company specializing in clinical operations, optimizing scheduling and staffing, and productivity management.

Eleanor Sullivan, RN, PhD, author and speaker
www.eleanorsullivan.com
Sullivan writes mystery novels that feature nurse sleuth Monica Everheart.

Colleen Sweeney, RN, BS, Founder 
www.sweeneyhealthcareenterprises.com
The Patient Empathy Project, made her the nation’s thought leader in truly patient-centered care.

Annette Tersigni, RN, the Yoga Nurse®
www.yoganurse.com
This stress management expert is the founder of Yoga Nurse Medical Yoga and Stress Management® and the creator of the new field of Yoga Nursing® and the Yoga Nursing Institute®.

LeAnn Thieman, LPN, author and speaker
www.leannthieman.com
www.nurserecruitmentandretention.com
Thieman travels the world speaking to nurses and caregivers and inspiring them to care for themselves as attentively as they do others. Additionally, she helps healthcare facilities with the recruitment and retention of nurses.

Jill Thomas RN, LNHA, CWCN, owner of Advance Care Plan and Clinical Compliance Concept
www.advancecareplan.com
Thomas’ companies helps individuals create their own “advanced care plans” and provide a variety of consulting services to long-term care facilities respectively.

Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, RN, PhD, owner,
Educational Enterprises, an education, consulting, and seminar company

www.greatnurses.com
Vonfrolio, who published Revolution, The Journal of Nurse Empowerment, provides programs (including nursing education vacations) on subjects related to emergency and critical care nursing, including CEN and CCRN review courses.


Penny Warner, RN, BSN, owner, The Texas Lice Squad™ 

www.texaslicesquad.com
Peggy runs a professional head lice removal treatment center that offers head checks, lice education, and head lice and nit removal services.

Karon White Gibson RN, CCM, owner, AmericaNurse
www.americanurse.com
In addition to owning AmericaNurse, a consulting, education, and TV production company, Gibson hosts her own TV show, “Outspoken with Karon,” which deals with diverse topics, such as health, safety, adoption, and herbal remedies.

Tracey Christenson Wolfman, RNC, BSN, co-owner of We Care Adult Care, Inc. 
www.wecareadultdaycare.com
We Care provides adult daycare, which is an alternative to long-term care facility placement; it also provides relief to caregivers who are caring for loved ones at home.

Donald Wood, ARNP, CRNA, author of The Intelligent Nurse and The Intelligent Nurse seminars 
www.theintelligentnurse.com
The Intelligent Nurse seminars/book focus on communications, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence.

Doris Young, RN, PhD, founder, Doris Young Associates, and owner, Natural Health Resources
www.DorisYoungAssociates.com
Young, owner of a corporate wellness firm, specializes in coaching nurses and nurse leaders to have less stress, more energy, and greater fulfillment in their personal and professional lives.

Sharon Zelinko, RN 
www.gripsors.com/
Zelinko is the designer of Gripsors brand medical bandage scissors.