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One of the more frequent questions nurses ask us is, "How Do I Start My Own Nursing Agency." We'll be constantly updating this information and adding resources.

To Start a Nursing agency, you need to understand how to start a business in general. For that reason, we're covering business basics here as well:

The steps are simple, often the owner is not required to be a licensed nurse. We'll discuss both the steps to start up any business, and a Nursing Agency on this page.

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  • Starting A Business in Any State: Developing a Business Plan, Choosing A Name, Logo, Business Organization, setting up an office, etc.
  • Starting A Nursing Agency, Basic Steps.
  • Nursing Entrepreneurs who have started their own agencies or work as nursing recruiters:

    What's the first step to take in starting a business? Dear Donna,"I am interested in starting my own staffing agency for nurses. I plan to partner with someone who has the "business sense." I would like to know what would be the most important first steps to take, to get started. Any advice will be helpful."

    There are several authors that have made up "how to" manuals you can purchase that will give you step by step instructions. We have a few listed below. Before you purchase any manuals, be sure to check when they were last updated and what they contain. Some provide more forms and sample documents than "how to" instructions. You're looking for a product that offers a little of both and support after the sale.

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    My Own Business: Private Home Care Dispatcher Companions-Aides-Housekeepers-Nurses by Flo Wheatley:"This book, Private Home Care Dispatcher: My Own Business,is a guideline to starting your own business making jobs available in communities having trouble finding jobs. The book illustrates different kinds of forms, sample inquiry letters and other important information which will help in getting a business up and running. We like to think of it as an "Employment Agency for Caregivers."

    How to Start an Elderly Home Care Business With the Change in Your Pocket by Gwen M. Walker:"This book is a step by step guide for starting and operating a Elderly homecare business. It includes information on: setting up a agency; start-up cost; marketing; staffing; sources of capital; business plan; advertising; record-keeping; pricing for services ; sample forms such as client and employees contracts; assessment forms; and much more."

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    Joseph Caracci, RN, BSN, MBA,, Nursing Agencies, Staffing Software Support, Arizona Nursing Entrepreneurs:"NursingCorp offers serious investors and entrepreneurs the knowledge and assistance needed to enter the nurse staffing industry. We provide assistance establishing health care staffing companies, and development of nursing based software solutions. Our product offerings include a complete Nurse Registry Business Package, Nurse Staffing Software for use by Hospitals and Nurse Registries, Business Consultation, and customized software development. To learn more about how we can assist you. The founder of is a former Co-founder and President of a large Phoenix AZ based Nurse Registry."
    3165 S. Alma School Road
    Suite 29-260
    Chandler, AZ 85248
    Phone: 888-607-1492


    Premier Computer Systems, Inc.:"The healthcare industry is ever changing at a rapid pace. Institutional patient census keeps fluctuating, new technologies require special training, and qualified professionals are getting harder to recruit and retain. Most computer staffing systems are not designed to accommodate the special needs of the healthcare field let alone keep up with the rate of change. To help you succeed in this ever changing environment, Premier Computer Systems (PCS) designs and develops Medical Staffing Software Solutions, namely StaffMED™. A product resulting from a combined 75 plus years of experience, StaffMED™ is a fully integrated software system designed to meet the unique needs of the medical staffing industry. It automates the day to day tasks of daily (per diem) scheduling along with credential and skills management. It also provides effective communication tools to maximize the productivity of your staff."
    Premier Computer Systems, Inc.
    105 Commerce Drive - Suite F Fayetteville, Georgia 30214
    (770) 461-6500


    Beverley Simpson, RN, MS, CMC:"Beverley Simpson, RN, MS, CMC, is a nurse and an organizational consultant specializing in People, Teams and Systems development in health care agencies. She works closely with organizational leaders designing, planning and facilitating change projects; developing programs to strengthen team planning, collaboration and leadership; conducting practice and program assessments and planning enhancements to strengthen service delivery; designing and delivering management and leadership development initiatives. Her clients include numerous health care agencies seeking innovative solutions to complex practice and organizational issues."
    Beverley Simpson
    650 Mount Pleasant. Suite 611. Toronto, ON. M4S 2N5
    416 489-9268

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    Starting A Nursing Agency, How To Start An Agency



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    American Staffing Association:"The American Staffing Association represents the $77 billion U.S. staffing industry. Members offer a variety of services, including temporary help, permanent placement, temporary-to-permanent placement, long-term and contract help, managed services (often called "outsourcing"), training, human resources consulting, and PEO arrangements in which a staffing firm assumes responsibility for payroll, benefits, and other human resource functions. ASA members operate 14,500 offices throughout the United States. ASA has 77 chapters in 46 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico."
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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.

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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."

    21 Success Secrets, Success Secret #4- "Do What You Love to Do." Get your FREE CD and find out the other 20 secrets of self-made millionaires.:"Order your FREE CD ($4.95 S&H) from Brian Tracy's acclaimed 21 Success Secrets series. Start with 21 Success Secrets of $elf-Made Millionaires - full of techniques practiced by all men and women who go from rags to riches in one generation. Brian Tracy is a noted success expert. He's trained over 2 million people in 23 countries how to achieve their financial goals faster than ever before."

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