Nurse Invented Products with Sarah Mott: Ep 04

It’s time for yet another episode of the Mastering Nursing podcast! Our topic of discussion this show is nurses inventing products and bringing them to market. Joining Keith to explore this is Sarah Mott. Sarah is a Registered Nurse and the author of Nurse Born Products, a unique website that showcases and sells nurse invented products.

Sarah got her start in business after she developed the Koala~Qlip Stethoscope Holder which is a handy little tool that holds your stethoscope on your pocket or waistband. As demand grew for her product, she decided to create a platform where other nurses can also sell their products. After listening to the show, don’t hesitate to reach out to Sarah, as she loves connecting with nurses from around the country and would enjoy hearing about your product ideas!

What You’ll Discover in This Episode:

  • How Sarah came up with an idea for a product that would make nurses’ lives easier, and actually succeeded in bringing it to market.
  • The relative difficulty of bringing a product to market, including the need to obtain a patent.
  • How Nurse Born Products supports nurses in taking their ideas from the planning stage to the marketplace.
  • That many nurses have ideas for how to improve some aspect of their work, and it’s important to keep those ideas to ourselves in order to have the opportunity to discover if it’s possible to actually bring that idea to fruition.
  • Plus so much more!

Featured on the Show:

A Quick Look at Nurse Born Products

Based in Cheshire, Connecticut, Nurse Born Products is truly a unique business serving an important role for nurses. Founder Sarah Mott was inspired to start the business by the nurses she has worked with throughout her career. Nurses are innovative, creative, passionate, and inspiring… especially when faced with professional challenges and a need to make their lives easier. “Necessity is the mother of invention” is a saying that certainly applies to nursing. Nurse Born Products is a platform that showcases the amazing things nurses are creating, and serves to inspire other nurses to share their ideas.

Nurse Born Products At a Glance:

  • Mission: To quote NBP directly, their mission is: “To provide awesome, unique and quality products. To motivate and empower nurse entrepreneurs to achieve their own personal and professional growth. We believew that each of us can achieve success through the encouragement and support of one another.”
  • Contact Information: Phone: (203) 558-8307 | Email: sarah AT nurseborn.com
  • Notable product: Koala~Qlip Stethoscope Holder. Handmade product which allows nurses to store their stethoscopes conveniently on a clip (instead of around their neck). It’s made with Stainless Steel Springs and Polypropylene Plastic.

Nursing Organization of the Week: Chicago Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association

Nursing isn’t just about medicine, it’s also about the community. Nurses who work together help drive the field forward and provide support, encouragement, and so much more for nurses all over the world. With that in mind, we here at the Mastering Nursing podcast want to highlight and recognize those that are doing a particularly great job of it.

We seek nominations from our listeners and other passionate nurses, and then decide on award winners each episode. If you have any nursing organization you think should be highlighted, don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail (or social media message) and let us know!

This week we’re thrilled to recognize the Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses Association.

The CCNBNA is the local Chicago affiliate of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), and one of more than ninety (90) local NBNA chapters nationwide. Their membership is comprised of African-American nurses in practice areas across the full nursing spectrum, and includes registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses and advanced practitioner nurses, student nurses and even retired nurses.

They focus on promoting the ideals of nursing and givinG back to their communities. They do this through the promotion of evidenced based nursing practices and the elimination of health care disparities in the Black community and broadly throughout society. Their focus is on engaging in advocacy, community health education and volunteer service activities aimed, respectively, at our legislative and regulatory bodies of government, the public at large and under served populations, generally, throughout the Chicagoland area.

Furthermore the CCNBNA provides scholarships, mentorship and other supportive resources for nursing students and new members from disadvantaged groups. With active involvement in the community through screenings, healthcare, and healthcare education we couldn’t think of a better nursing organization to recognize.

Huge congrats to them on their selection!

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