How to Start a Nursing Agency?

Do you have the intention of starting a nursing agency of your own? Due to a significant shortage of nurses nowadays, the demand has become higher, and the industry needs the help of nursing agencies, so this is an ample opportunity for you to start a nursing agency of your own. Here are some steps for you to follow.

The nursing industry nowadays is facing a massive challenge on how to cope with the current shortage of nurses, particularly in the United States.

It is estimated that millions of new nurses are needed to replace the shortage since most of the regular nurses today are about to retire from the service. With this scenario, the demand for nursing agencies increases so the industry can fill the deficiency. If you plan to start your nursing agency, you’re in the right timing; the industry seriously needs your help.

What is good about starting a nursing agency is that you don’t need to be a nurse to run the business. Aside from being the boss, managing a nursing agency is a good choice for career freedom and a very flexible business. You can also run the business at home, requiring the least capital for the start-up cost. This also means that if you’re a dedicated housewife, you can still manage to work on some household chores while running the business.

In terms of financial aid, the government also offers a grant for those qualified applicants that want to start a small business like a nursing agency. And the most crucial benefit that you can get in starting a nursing agency is the excellent opportunity to earn a considerable income. For example, if a single nurse is paid $30 per hour and the $10 is yours, imagine if she works for 8 hours a day, then you earn $80 with just one nurse. Not to mention the recognition you might get if your clients highly appreciate your nurses. If you think these reasons are enough for you to deal with the business, we will share with you how you can start your nursing agency.

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How to Start a Nursing Agency Legally?

The first thing you need to learn is to check with your local state authorities for the rules and regulations in handling a nursing agency, plus the permits and licenses you need to acquire so you can legally run the business. Decide also which type of business entity you want to apply for your business for tax liabilities. Once you learn it, look for a space to set up your office. If you don’t have enough capital to lease, use a convenient room in your house temporarily. Furnish your office with furniture and a desktop computer, and get a line for telephone service, internet connection, and office supplies. In hiring your nurses, contact any local union for nurses on how you can get nurses to staff your agency. Advertise your business and establish an excellent network to obtain many clients.

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  • Sandie Nleya said on March 22, 2011
    I am a 28 year old lady who is currently studying nursing, it has always been my dream to start a nursing agency but i am not sure were to start, i live in Melbourne, Victoria. i would be happy if you could help me on how to start, were to apply for permit etc...I look forward to hearing from you! Yours Sincerely, Sandie
  • zanele rataza said on May 15, 2012
    i am a 32 year old lady currently a professional nurse i am interested to start a nursing agency i live in kempton park Gauteng i would be very happy if you can help me. yours zanele
  • Sherper said on June 26, 2012
    I would love to talk to some nurses who wants to start this venture.
  • Lorna Nguyen said on February 22, 2013
    i am a 45 year old lady currently a professional nurse i am interested to start a nursing agency. I live in lIVERPOOL NSW, i would be very happy if you can help me. Thanks a lot.
  • Vinodsingh said on March 3, 2013
    Hi, I have started online medical recruitment website in melbourne, Australia but how can get hospitals and gp's to post their job ads and post their resumes to my website. how to develop the business. do I need to register with membership of rosa and medical association. please send me detailed info. if you got any source who can help me in developing business please send their contact details. Thanking you Yours, Vinod
  • Yemurai said on July 9, 2013
    I'm in Victoria & would like to start a nursing agency at home. I'm registered nurse how can I go about registering & start @ home
  • Peilan said on March 19, 2014
    Hi, I would like to start my own nurse agency at home instead of working for them as agency nurse. Please advise me how to register and what is the requirement for a nurse agency in Sydney as I live in Northern Beach. Thanks! Yours sincerely Peilan
  • Diwani Domes said on April 5, 2015
    I'm in Victoria & would like to start a nursing agency at home. I'm a registered nurse and I am really interested in starting up my own nursing agency. How do I go about doing it? I am very keen to know what the steps will be
  • Vidal lalsa said on May 8, 2015
    HI, My name is Vidal and I always wanted to start up an nursing agency. I live in Los Angeles, CA and would like how do I get info on starting up my own nursing agency.
  • Louise Dyson said on June 23, 2015
    Hi just wanting some more info regards to who I should contact about permits and licensing thanks I live in NSW Australia illawarra :)
  • shem said on August 16, 2015
    i am a nurse, now i want to open my own nursing agency business. i need ur professional advice and support. thank you very much
  • Alga said on August 20, 2015
    Hi my name is Alga I live in Melbourne I am registered nurse and doing my master of health science. I am very interested to start up my own nursing agency business please can you send me your advice. Thank-you
  • claire said on October 30, 2015
    Hi.I am wanting to start my own nurse agency, to hire registered nurses and care staff. I am in nsw.How do i start? Where do i start, can i do this from home? Aagh!
  • Rose-Cath said on February 3, 2016
    Hi. I am an RN and my friend and I would like some information on how we can start an agency of our own. We are located in Perth, WA. I have read everyones comments above and wondering If you have received any answers. There has been no helpful site containing any info for "how to start a nursing agency" hopefully you will provide some relevant and helpful links so I can get started. Thank you kindly.
  • Jas said on May 16, 2016
    Hi I am an RN and live in Sydney NSW. I would love to start a nursing agency in NSW or QLD. I would prefer to start with home based. Can u please provide me the whole information to start up this business... Thanku
  • Temi said on July 21, 2017
    i am a registered nurse that live in QLD, i will like to start a nursing agency in QLD , can you pls help me with information on how to start. Thanks heaps
  • Candy said on March 28, 2018
    i am a registered nurse that live in Sydney. i will like to start a nursing agency in Sydney, can you pls help me with information on how to start. Thanks heaps
  • Eunice said on September 18, 2018
    Hi, I am interested in starting in-home care business could you please help me with information needed.
  • annie said on October 10, 2018
    Hello, could I please get some info on how to start a nursing agency/ home care in perth. Thank you
  • Samiksha said on June 23, 2021
    I am an RN based in NSW. I am interested in opening a nursing agency that provides RN and facilitators. Could I please get advice on what, how, and where I get the information for beginners? Thank you:)
  • Cheryl said on September 19, 2021
    Hi, I am an RN and want to start my nursing agency. Please help. Thank you
  • Marcia said on September 21, 2021
    I'm an RN in NSW wanting to start my own nursing agency and am looking for advice on how to go about it.
  • Kim Rees said on October 19, 2021
    Hi. I’m an RN living on the sunny Gold Coast. I want to start my agency, but I am unsure where to start. Please help.
  • ETHEL said on January 2, 2022
    Hi, I am an RN in NSW interested in starting my nursing agency. I am requesting information on how to go about it.
  • ashish Mahato said on June 21, 2022
    Hi! I am Ashish from Newcastle. Please provide me with details to open a Nursing agency in NSW. Thank You.
  • Charanjit said on June 23, 2022
    Hello, I need help to start my nursing agency. Can somebody help me, please? Thanks
  • Vijay Ale said on August 27, 2022
    Hi there, Thank you for the information you provided. I plan to run a nursing agency, but I am unsure who to ask regarding licensing and permits in NSW, Australia. Could you please provide some information regarding the agency registration requirement? Thank You
  • KIRANDEEP KAUR said on September 3, 2022
    Hi I am based in Melbourne and want to start a nursing agency. I need your advice.
  • Trevor Harold said on November 7, 2022
    I would like to start my nursing agency in Melbourne Victoria.
  • Sarala said on January 5, 2023
    Hi, I am a registered nurse wanting to start my own nursing agency in Newcastle NSW please help me
  • Darren said on January 11, 2023
    Hi. I'm a nurse in Adelaide and I'm interested in starting up my own agency. I'm not really sure where to start but I have a great business idea and would truly appreciate the support and advice on how to move forward.
  • Sonia said on June 10, 2023
    Hi, I need some help, please.


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