Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice
October 2007, Volume 21 Number 5 , p 234 - 240
SHIREY, MARIA R. MS, MBA, RN, CNAA, BC, FACHE
Section Editor(s): Shirey, Maria R. MS, MBA, RN, CNAA, BC, FACHE, Column Editor
From the Shirey & Associates, Evansville, Ind Corresponding author: Maria R. Shirey, MS, MBA, RN, CNAA, BC, FACHE, 10700 Coach Light Drive, Evansville, IN 47725 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
There are approximately 25 million small businesses and 10.5 million self-employed individuals in the United States. 1 Of these self-employed Americans, women entrepreneurs represent the fastest growing economic trend in the United States. 2 According to the Center for Women's Business Research, women-owned businesses in the United States grew at twice the rate of all firms between 1997 and 2002. 3 Women-owned businesses contribute $2.38 trillion in revenue to the US economy. 3 Given these staggering statistics, why is it that nursing, a predominantly female profession, rarely is linked with the term entrepreneurship ...