Empreendedorismo e enfermagem: que realidade?

Translated title of the contribution: Entrepreneurship and nursing: what reality?

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The present study of integrative literature review aims to validate the scientific evidence on how entrepreneurship is carried out by nurses. This was considered a relevant topic, since being an entrepreneur is equivalent to innovative ideas that allow the identification of the need to create something new to fill gaps. Thus, ina world in constant renewal, nurses continually assess problems interms of health and offers to respond to the real needs of communities, which leads them to ask: How can I do better? Nurses have a unique perspective on human behavior and health care perspectives, which can translate into innovation in the provision of care, filling existing gaps. In this sense, an integrative literature review was carried out, with research that included studies dating from 2015 to 2019, in English, using the electronic database platform "Web of Science" inthe period from 01/05/2020 to 01/06/2020, using the following terms: entrepreneurship; entrepreneur; nursing. The textual corpus consistedof 10 articles, whose analysis reveals that being an entrepreneur nurse means to undertake, to assume responsibility and the risk of discovering or creating opportunities to use personal talents, skills and energy, using a planning process to transfer this opportunity to a service or product. It is important to emphasize that taking risks is a fundamental aspect of entrepreneurship, since, as studies show, being an entrepreneur nurse, in most cases, is equivalent to starting your own business and being an independent worker. However, the term should not be limited to employment status, as entrepreneurship has to do with the spirit of imagination and creativity, and the courage to develop new ideas. An entrepreneurial nurse is autonomous, directly responsible to the client, to whom or on behalf of whom he provides nursing services.
Translated title of the contributionEntrepreneurship and nursing: what reality?
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)61-84
Number of pages24
JournalGestão e Desenvolvimento
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneur
  • Nurse


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