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A Clinical Nurse Specialist Private Practice in Nursing


Entrepreneurial Dimensions of CNS Practice

From Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis.

This issue of the Entrepreneur Column is written by the first Guest Contributor, Dr Brenda Lyon. Dr Lyon presents ideas especially for budding entrepreneurs and how her private practice has grown and matured. Of particular emphasis is how she developed her practice around nursing’s unique contributions to the health of individuals by focusing on diagnosis and treatment of illness with non-diseased-based etiologies. As discussed in the first article of this Entrepreneur Column (Clin Nurse Spec. 2002;16:274-276), CNSs possess the attributes and skills needed to become entrepreneurs, and Dr Lyon’s column demonstrates an excellent example of CNS entrepreneurship.

The editors of this column invite other guest contributors to submit topics for future columns. Please contact Nancy Dayhoff or Trish Moore, Co-editors, at or or visit their Web site at

Corresponding author: Brenda L. Lyon, DNS, RN, FAAN, Indiana University, School of Nursing, 1111 Middle Dr, NU416, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

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