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Smiling Therapist

The Aila Accad Center for
Nurse Entrepreneurship 

The Aila Accad Center for Nurse Entrepreneurship was established in 2022 to support nurses interested in opening health related businesses. The Center offers a wide array of business development services and support, including our very popular Nurse Entrepreneur Course.

Read more and to register for the course, click below

Project Lead: Laure Marino     


This PDF is Chapter 23 on Nursing Leadership through Entrepreneurship, Marino, L., Accad, A. & Barr, T. in Advanced Practice Nursing: A Global Perspective (2020).


Leadership Through Entrepreneurship




RN Entrepreneur Project Partners l to r Laure Marino Ellen Potter (OIC) Aila Accad Steve J

Project Partners:

l-r Laure Marino Project Lead, Ellen Potter (Insurance Commission), the late Aila Accad, Steve Johnson (SBDC) 

Collaborative Partners:

  • Future of Nursing West Virginia 

  • WVU Women’s Business Center

  • Small Business Development Center

  • WV Insurance Commission

  • Department of Health and Human Services Center for Rural Health Development 

  • Advantage Valley

  • Center for Rural Health Development

​This project is being supported in part by generous funding from:

  • Campaign for Action Innovation Award

  • The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

  • The Appalachian Regional Commission

  • The US Economic Development Administration

  • The Claude Benedum Foundation 

Meet Some of Our Graduates

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