Stephanee Beggs, a 28-year-old ER nurse, is the founder and CEO of RNExplained, a business she started during the pandemic which sells nursing notes to prospective healthcare workers. The entrepreneur revealed she has made $2 million in profit as of last year from her business. Forbes has even listed Beggs in their 30 under 30 list in the education sector this year.
The nurse came up with the business idea while studying for her boards during the pandemic and began selling her notes after she graduated from nursing school. Beggs runs her business on Etsy, an e-commerce company that focuses on independent sellers offering handmade or vintage items as well as craft supplies. The RNExplained homepage on Etsy states:
Don’t know where to begin? Let me guide you through my shop! You’ll notice that I have a few tabs on the left hand side:
Single Sheets – If you’re looking for one or two topics you may be having trouble with
Study Bundles – If you’re looking for handful of study sheets related to a specific nursing core class that you’re taking
Complete Nursing Bundle – If you’re looking for ALL of my study sheets (300+ sheets) for a discounted price! I have a Digital AND Hard Copy option!
Stephanie essentially translated all of her hard work and studying she performed in nursing school and boiled down all the key facts for each subject into comprehensive study guides. She was recently interviewed by Fox News’ Varney & Co. where she said, “I fell right in it. It was very unintentional. I got started selling my notes when I graduated nursing school, I was studying for the boards exam, what we call the NCLEX. For nursing, and it was right when the pandemic happened. So I had nobody to study with. I would teach myself to the wall and I would record it and then I posted that onto social media and people loved it. They asked to buy my study sheets, so then I created a shop that eventually became viral. And yeah, and so now I sell study sheets. I way passed the boards a long time ago, and now I sell them for students who are approaching the board’s exam and taking tests in nursing school.”
Delving into more specific areas of her business model Beggs said, “So if you buy a study sheet, just one single study sheet on one condition, it’s $2. So sheets, I do sell them in bundles of specific classes. So pediatric bundle Critical Care Bundle, those are 30 to $40 and that includes like 50 to 60 medical conditions. And then I sell all of them in one and a big giant bundle for pretty much all have nursing school, and that is $150.”
Stephanee said in a recent Instagram post, “I have been so, so fortunate to share my story, offer guidance, and talk about my experiences on many different platforms lately. I LOVE connecting with you all not only in the classroom, but on a real, relatable level too. Thank you for finding me interesting and loving on me in more ways than I could imagine.” On top of RNExplained, Beggs is a full-time nurse and also works as an instructor at a university.
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