If you came to our site because you are an RN, nursing student or general nurse practitioner interested in expanding your entrepreneurial ambitions, you might ask “Who is DaveTheNurse?” Well, we’re going to take a look at our founder the Health & Wealth Academy – DaveTheNurse (aka Dave Soltau).
Dave Soltau, RN, BSN, is a Registered Nurse with over 24 years of clinical experience, precepting hundreds of new nurses in multiple clinical environments. Military-trained as an Officer in the Army Nurse Corps, he has provided care in the Emergency Department, the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, medical/surgical floors, and in the registry/per diem world.
As a serial entrepreneur, Dave has also co-founded two successful healthcare companies, Advanced Clinical Associates, and the ACA Wellness Institute, generating over $35 million in sales. His experience as a business owner has allowed him to manage tens of thousands of patient visits per year and lead a full-time clinical team of 60+ employees.
Over the last 12 years, Dave has interviewed hundreds of potential and future employees, giving him years of experience in the “people business.” Dave is also a self-published author, writing “The Student Entrepreneur-Money Making ideas for the Full-Time Student,” which educates undergraduates on making money while working towards their degree. Dave is also a public speaker, presenting to healthcare professionals in multiple educational environments.
David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN). He is a 4-year ROTC scholarship winner and graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Kentucky in 1996. David was nationally ranked #1/250 and given the distinguished title of Regimental Honor Graduate in 1994 ROTC Advanced Camp, Ft. Lewis, Washington. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army as a First Lieutenant (P) in 2000, after resigning from Regular Army (RA) Commission after a 4-year military commitment.
David has spent 24 years as a Registered Nurse, with a clinical background as a Cardio-Vascular ICU nurse, charge nurse in level II Emergency Room, Clinical Nurse Specialist with Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) for a Medical Device company and a Per Diem/Registry Nurse. He has spent the last 13 years as the Owner/Co-Founder of Advanced Clinical Associates and the ACA Wellness Institute.
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