Home Business Ideas For Nurses

Home business ideas for nurses? 11 off the top of head ideas.

Home business ideas for nurses weren’t something that was on my radar until recently.

I had a hospital appointment and was talking to the duty nurse whilst she was doing her thing with me; and it ended up being a 15 minute random coaching session with her as she plunged the needle in!

She was chuffed to bits to have some ideas to take home and think about.

I was chuffed because I had helped someone think a little differently, when inside, she had said she felt very trapped and panicky in her professional situation.

We got on to the subject of the NHS, the topic on everyone’s lips in the UK and in the news just about every day of the week.

Everyone has an opinion and a nurse is entitled to one as she is at the coalface and I am happy to listen all day long.

I have enormous admiration for nurses in the health service; they have a lot to deal with which is why we got talking.

We got onto the topic of stress in her day and I just casually asked her about her future career ambitions, since her life seemed to be quite difficult, juggling work and home.

She shared with me; she wanted to leave the profession and start her own business but had to maintain an income for the foreseeable future as she had children in school.

She had started some research on home business ideas for nurses and felt it was the way to go for her.

She didn’t think she could face another NHS job

As much as she loved her profession, she wasn't 100 percent sure if she wanted to stay in the medical arena or just go in an entirely different way.

It was all up in the air, and she found it difficult to finish a long shift, go home, and look after the children, then find some thinking time for her.

You can imagine my joy as this topic is so close to my heart.

Here was a lovely lady I could help with some immediate ideas she had never even thought about

Help to think a little differently about work and life and do something different for herself and her family.

I explained I had a website about this very topic and I use a formula to come up with business ideas, the one in How to Create Your Perfect Business – passion and personality included.

Her strength was her medical knowledge and she could create a lot of trust with people with any health and wellness business.

I explained the 5 areas to look for the opportunities to create a business such as

Problems/threats/complaints or a trend for example

I then explained the 5 ways to create a business such as retail/sales or performance as a further example.

You bring the 2 ideas together in a way that suits you, and create a business that makes you happy.

Happy because you have based the idea around you and your particular lifestyle

I grabbed a pad and pen and wrote out a few ideas I thought would be perfect under the title of home business ideas for nurses.

Mostly off the top of my head and specifically related to nursing as this was her profession.

If we had been having any kind of coaching session, I would have gone on to discuss many other things about her in much more depth, such as likes and dislikes, strengths, skills and so on.

As I keep saying...

There is so much more to a business idea than just asking "what are you good at?"

So here is my list of 11 off the top of head ideas under the topic of

Home Business Ideas for Nurses and they might trigger off some thoughts for you too, if you find yourself in this situation or have a friend who is.

  • Blogger
  • Information Publisher
  • Consultant
  • Product reviewer
  • Write For Magazines
  • Advice Columnist
  • Book Author
  • Course Creator
  • Fitness Expert
  • Podcaster/Vlogger

Blogger or Website Owner

She could start a blog about health and wellness and make money from advertising or affiliate programmes selling others products or create/find her own.

Information Publisher

She could create digital online products in health and wellness for either her own blog or for other nurses blogs.

These could be e-books, audio products, and video products and so on.


She could work for the health industry or private companies as a health consultant for a particular product or sector of the wellness industry

Product Reviewer

She could approach health product companies and offer her services as a product reviewer.

She could share the reviews on her blog or others or she could start her own podcast and include the reviews there.

Write for Publications

She could write about health for any number of publications around the world.

Information is required as a rate of knots these days for publications, both in print and online.

She could choose a particular sector to work in/specific health matter or be a general features writer.

Advice Columnist

She could offer her services as an educated advice giver to a local publication or any number of health related ones online.

Book Author

She could turn what she knows into a book.

She might specialise in one topic or write about several of them.

She has gravitas as a nurse author to write about health topics.

Course Creator

She could turn what she knows into a course for either the general public or for other nurses or the health profession in general.

With the growth of online platforms such as Thinkific or Teachable she could create a downloadable course fully loaded with audio and video and PDF lessons to teach a particular topic.

She creates it once, loads it up then charges for access to create an ongoing source of income.

Fitness Expert

She could retrain as a fitness instructor and specialise in obese patients or help people stop smoking or help elderly patients keep fit.


She could start a podcast on a topic health related, and talk with other nurses around the world or other wellness professionals to help people listening understand a particular illness or help with how to take care of themselves.

She could talk on very broad topics or very specific ones.

If she was comfortable on camera she could start a video blog (vlogging).

Private Nursing

There are also other avenues to explore in private nursing.

In the UK we have particular issues with waiting lists and also with local nursing services often being stretched to oblivion.

There could be scope to look at with people paying her to attend their homes privately and for a fee.

After surgery, after having a baby, for overnight care...

She could potentially scale this idea into an agency

So why did I pick these ideas under the heading of home business ideas for nurses for her?

Well they were more an idea starter for her than anything.

I wanted to show her if you apply a unique business ideas formula to what you already have and know you can create your own business idea at the drop of a hat.

So, no more stressing about what she could do as an alternative way of working. Her problem may become deciding what to do as she would probably create quite a few choices.

I wanted to show her how she could apply the topic of nursing to any number of business ideas and create something perfect to her.

I have to say, I did leave her smiling as she thought about the possibilities.

Sometimes a chance conversation can turn your life around.

It was a lovely feeling knowing I could help, even in a small way.

Who would have thought the topic of home business ideas for nurses was on the agenda that day along with an injection!