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About me, this site, and business…

Pat Heyman and FamilyHello, my name is Pat Heyman.

Welcome to NurseOperated, a site dedicated to helping nurses change the world through business.  I firmly believe that starting a business is the only true way for the vast majority of Americans to enjoy any real degree of financial independence and security.

Nurses are ideally suited to starting a business.

  • We know how to work hard.
  • We have stable income that giving us time to develop a business.
  • We have funky, often flexible schedules with lots of free time (assuming you’re not working overtime).
  • We’re always meeting people that we can learn from.
  • And most important of all…nurses are about service. Ultimately that’s what business is about. Finding a need, meeting a need, and getting paid for it.

My goal is to help you help people, grow a business, and become successful—both in business and in life.

For the past seven years, I have been the Associate Dean of a small Christian University’s Nursing program.  Although I haven’t been a business owner, I’ve essentially run one as a subsidiary of a larger organization.  But large organizations are bureaucratic, and I want the freedom of starting a business.  It’s why at ripe “old” age of 41, I’ve started my own online business, and I hope that you can join me on the journey.

I’m interested in this business thing but not sure I want to start one.

If you’re completely new to business and are not even sure what you want to do, I have a free e-mail course that covers the basics of why you should start a business and how you can get started.  I also highly recommend joining the Fizzle online entrepreneur community.  They have a free trial where you can take several professionally developed video courses starting and growing an online business.

Sign up for the Free New to Business e-mail course.

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I’ve got a killer idea for business, but I’m not sure what to do.

If you have a business idea but aren’t quite sure how to go about getting it started, I have a free e-mail course that walks you through the steps of setting up your business and putting you on the right track to success.

Sign up for the Free Start a Business e-mail course.

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I’ve got a business, and I’m making some money, but making more money would be nice.

If you have a business and would like to help take it to the next level, I specialize in client communication and can help you increase your sales by attracting more leads, converting those leads to e-mail subscribers, and increasing your sales conversions.  I have a free e-mail course that discusses my approach.

Sign up for the Free Increase Sales and Revenue e-mail course.

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Can I hire you to…

At all three levels, I can provide business coaching but I only work with people who have taken my free e-mail courses, so if you’d like to work with me, sign up for a free e-mail course, learn about my philosophy, style, and approach to business.

What if I’m not a nurse?

Well, I’m sure you’re a very nice person, but please go somewhere else.  Just kidding. Most of the principles that I teach and talk about will still apply, even if you’re not a nurse, so feel free to stick around.

I want to interview you!

I would like to highlight successful nurse entrepreneurs, so if you own or run a business or charity, contact me.  I’d like to post an online interview and article profiling you and your business.

Other resources

In addition to the free e-mail courses, I will be adding articles and resources to this website on a regular basis.

For now, check out my resources page that has links to the resources I mention in my free e-mail courses.  These are affiliate links, so if you click on them and end up purchasing, I’ll get a commission.  If you’re interested in having me set up the resource for you or referring you to someone competent, I can do that…but sign up for the e-mail course first.

A little more about me… for those of you that like to read to the bottom of the page.

Nurse Operated, is operated by me Pat Heyman, PhD, ANP-C.  I am Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Nursing.  My passions are teaching Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Economics, and Business, and learning new things daily. I enjoy exercising and being fit.  I live with my wife, Jen, and our two children, Logan and Corban.