Nurse Entrepreneur Project

The Leadership Team developed a nurse entrepreneur course to inspire nurses and give them the skills to launch health related businesses.

Project Co-Leads

Laure Marino                    Aila Accad

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

FONWV Receives

Economic Development Change Maker Award

from the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

RN Entrepreneur Project Partners

Project Partners

l-r Laure, Ellen Potter (Insurance Commission), Aila, Steve Johnson (SBDC) Not pictured: Toni DiChiacchio (WVNA)

Collaborative Partners:

Future of Nursing West Virginia 

WVU Women’s Business Center

Small Business Development Center

WV Nurses Association

WV Insurance Commission

Department of Health and Human Services Center for Rural Health Development 

Advantage Valley

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

​    Campaign for Action Innovation Award

    The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

    Future of Nursing West Virginia

Nurse Business Success!


Vicki Spurlock, MSN, APRN, BC


Mary Curry, APRN

Todd Miller, LPN

New Beginning Learning Academy

Hope Hill Mental Wellness Center

Parkersburg, WV

Kim Rittenhouse, APRN, RN

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Chad Hott, APRN, RN


Gail Rock, APRN, CNM