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To Start A Nursing Agency:

  • Call The State Board of Nursing in your state, tell them you'd like to start a nursing agency. They'll refer you to the Regulating Body that can issue you a nursing agency license (Required).

    • If they do not cooperate (or say they don't know), then try calling as a nurse, who wants to file a complaint against a nursing agency and you want to know who to contact.
    • You can also try calling your local department of health and asking who licenses nursing agencies.

  • Get the required Bonding and Insurance. For Instance, in New Jersey, they require a $10,000 Surety Bond and Workers Compensation Insurance to start. Liberty Mutual handles the Involuntary Market in NJ.

  • Malpractice Insurance/Professional Liability Insurance is a must (we recommend that our nurses have individual policies as well). Health Professional Services Organization, is reasonable, for one million/six million policy on our first 10 nurses, we pay $819 per year. Their # is 888-288-3534.

  • Pay An Attorney to make and review the contracts you'll be using with the facilities you send nurses and nursing assistants to. Please note, it's much cheaper to have an attorney "review" a contract, than to have one made up from scratch.

      (Please note, you can purchase a copy of our contracts for $50 (Visa or Mastercard Accepted) or we'll trade for competency exams, insurance quotes, etc).

      To Purchase the contracts, click on the "Buy Now" logo and send $50 to Andrew Lopez, RN at Once payment is received we will Mail, E-mail or Fax the contracts to you (please specify how you'd like them sent).

  • Set up an office (either at home, or rent space if you've got the capital).

    • If you are set up as a sole proprietorship, be wary of claiming the "home office" deduction. It's a major red flag to the IRS and strict documentation rules apply.

    • If you are set up as a corporation, contact us if you'd like a copy of the Lease Agreement Nursefriendly, Inc. uses to rent office space. Strict documentation rules apply with this option as well.

  • Prepare Job Applications, Reference Sheets, and the other paperwork you'll need your for nurses to fill out for you to be in compliance with your state's requirements.

      Please note, you can find 1/2 the forms you need by applying to a local nursing agency and asking them to send you a packet so you can fill out the forms at home. (I usually tell them I'm a stay at home father and need to pay a babysitter when I come in). Send out "Request for Proposals" to printing/forms companies to get price quotes for making up your business forms, time sheets, stationery, etc.

  • Start advertising and wait for the calls, contracts to come in. Good sources are the Yellow Pages, Local Papers, Direct Mail. You can also simply mail/fax your contracts to the facilities after a phone call and let them review them.

    • Make up a list of the hospitals and nursing homes in your area (check in the local phone book, on the web, etc.) that you'll contact looking for business.

    • A guerilla marketing tactic, is to go into other facilities through other agencies working as an agency nurse, and network with other nurses and their administration.

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    If you explore the site a bit, you'll find profiles of hundreds of nurse entrepreneurs around the country. We encourage you to browse around, find a business category you are interested in, then contact the nurse directly. We're available for questions as well. This website is Owned-Operated by Andrew Lopez, RN a Medical/Surgical/Telemetry nurse.

    Has your Nurse-owned business been written up in the news? Do you send out a newsletter or regular press releases? We'd like to hear about it!

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    Should You Incorporate Your Registry Business? By Joseph Caracci, RN:"The short answer is yes! When starting a new nurse registry business, you are entering into a legal business environment that requires you to take steps to protect your personal assets, such as your home, your savings, and your retirement. With this in mind, you need to determine which legal form you are going to take for your new registry. Some of the common choices are a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a limited liability partnership (LLP), a limited liability company (LLC), and a corporation."



    The #1 question, we've been receiving lately is about Starting A Nursing Agency, resource sites & manuals

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    Interesting Reading For Nurse Entrepreneurs, Actual or Soon To Be:

    Nurse Entrepreneurs: Tales of Nurses in Business:"This book is vey inspiring! Learn how 50 different nurses brought their vision to reality! Learn some great tips on starting your own business. Nurses don't have to just work at the bedside. Read this book and you will be thinking of how you can make your dream a reality!"

    Own Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them:"Rich Dad's-"Own your Own Corporation" is a must read for anyone comtemplating a new business-or someone who already owns their own business. Garrett's direct yet simplistic explanations of the different business entities,the proper and best suited entity for your business-is followed by real-life scenarios which helps drive home the importance of corporate ownership in today's business world. Use Garrett's legal expertise to establish a successful, legally responsible and fiscally protected business...And understand the why's and how's of that ownership."

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