Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Northeastern School of Nursing

Business/Academic Partnerships

Northeastern Nursing is partnering with businesses, companies and hospitals to give access to Nurses and Northeastern’s Resources, including Northeastern’s state of the art Nursing Simulation lab, to help companies with product and business development, market and product research. From clinical focus groups, product testing, research, clinical trials to customizable trainings and educational courses – Northeastern’s Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Business-Academic partnerships are customizable to meet the needs of the business at all stages of development.
Please contact:
Rebecca Love
Director of Northeastern Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship

About Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Northeastern School of Nursing


1. Who We Are?

We are The Nurse Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team at Northeastern. In June 2016, the Northeastern School of Nursing hosted its first nurse innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit & Hackathon. The three-day event attracted hundreds of attendees from around the United States and nurses of all disciplines to participate in an event unlike anything nurses had experienced before. The positive feedback was overwhelming and created a clear message: Nursing Innovation and Entrepreneurship was more than a single event, the demand for nurses to engage on the forefront of healthcare innovations was desired, needed and untapped. From this Dean Nancy Hanrahan created an official directive at Northeaster School of nursing to foster innovation and entrepreneurship and has launched a lineup of events to engage with nurses at every level. Our initiative is still in its early stage, but our mission is clear: to advance nurses to the forefront of healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship.
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2. What We Do?

We foster an environment to tackle the major issues in our nation’s healthcare head on. Nurses and nurse practitioners are the natural innovators of the health care field. We want to change the nursing education system to incorporate business skills, innovation and entrepreneurship by creating a nurse leadership and entrepreneurship certificate that can be attained through a five-day course designed for mid-career nurses, participants will gain the functional knowledge and develop the mindset to hone key business and strategy strengths and competencies that will enable them to succeed as entrepreneurs and leaders, and through academic courses at northeastern such as, “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Applied Technology in Healthcare” a course open to undergraduate students, who form interdisciplinary teams that tackle healthcare challenges through games, apps, websites and other technologies.
We also aim to support health care initiatives by matching applicants from other disciplines with focus groups of nurses of the appropriate level and specialty to review their proposals and products and through our Reconnaissance Club, a nursing student entrepreneurship club that gathers nursing, design, engineering and business students at Northeastern to promote innovative thinking and solutions to healthcare’s most pressing problems.

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3. Why Us?

It is an incredible opportunity for nurses and nurse practitioners to establish themselves as leaders in their field. Northeastern is already known for its real-world application of learning, and this is the first opportunity of its kind for healthcare professionals. The healthcare system continues to evolve at breakneck speed, requiring those with insider knowledge of its processes to work quickly to correct its missteps and redesign for the future. We need philanthropically minded investors to grow this program to its full potential—and advance pioneering nurses who have the potential to change the landscape of health while invigorating the economy and advancing patient


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