May 4, 2023

Nurse-Owned Businesses You Can Support

Nurses everywhere are changing how healthcare is delivered by creating products and services that support the healthcare industry and improve patient care. In honor of Nurses Week, let’s take some time to recognize some nurse-owned businesses that you can help support!

Lumify uNight Light

The Lumify uNight Light is a battery-powered, clip-on light created by nurses Anthony Scarpone-Lambert and Jennifferre Mancillas. This hands-free wearable light is bright enough to light your workspace but dim enough not to disrupt patients. The Lumify uNight Light was so successful that the pair now runs a thriving online marketplace, Lumify, where nurses can experience one-stop shopping for healthcare gear and resources.

Stink Balm Odor Blocker

The Stink Balm Odor Blocker was designed by an emergency room nurse who wanted a discrete way to hide foul odors without embarrassing patients. To use the Stink Balm Odor Blocker, simply apply it under your nose and return to work while enjoying a fresh scent.

N95 Mask Preserver

Timothy Aurelio, an emergency room nurse, developed the N95 Mask Preserver during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when he had to reuse his N95 mask due to a short supply of PPE. The N95 Mask Preserver is made of antimicrobial and antifungal materials and provides a convenient place to store your mask so it does not get crushed or soiled between use.

Up At Dawn Compression

Up at Dawn Compression socks are designed for use on and off the job. These compression socks were created by an emergency room nurse to be functional, stylish, and comfortable for all-day use.

Purpose People

Purpose People is a nurse apparel and lifestyle brand founded by a registered nurse in 2019. She created Purpose People so nurses could feel seen and appreciated for their hard work. The platform also has free resources for nurses, including informative blog articles.

Dope Scrubs

Eniola Oshodi, a nurse practitioner from Chicago, developed Dope Scrubs after becoming fed up with outdated, uncomfortable, and unflattering scrubs. Inspired by her personal wardrobe, Eniola has created high-quality, stylish, and functional scrubs for optimal work performance.

Murse Life

Murse Life was founded by a registered nurse who used to work as a paramedic and firefighter. While working as a nurse, he realized there was a shortage of awesomely designed apparel for male healthcare professionals. As a result, Murse Life offers a unique brand of clothing and gear that celebrates everything male healthcare providers have to offer.

Taylor Made Scrub Hats

Taylor Made Scrub Hats are the perfect accessory for any nurse or healthcare professional. Designed by an operating room nurse, Taylor Made Scrub Hats provides fashionable medical scrub hats for all-day comfort, durability, and style.


Rumii is the perfect solution for frequent supply closet runs and overstuffed scrub pockets. This comfortable and stylish utility bag is ideal for nurses to store all their shift essentials in one place. It’s made of water-repellent polyester so that it can be easily cleaned, and it comes in various colors to match any scrubs.


While working as a paramedic and  flight nurse, Wes Brubaker found himself unhappy with the disposable trauma shears he was used to using on the job. That’s when he decided to create a high-quality, easy-to-clean, reusable trauma shear.

Uni Shoes

If you’re looking for a shoe that is more like a running sneaker but offers the protection of a rubber clog, look no further than Uni Shoes. Uni Shoes was designed to look good and keep your feet comfortable and protected both on and off the job. Designed by a pair of registered nurses, Uni Shoes are made with antimicrobial fabric that is stain and water-resistant.

Lux Scrubs

An emergency room nurse created Lux scrubs to provide lightweight comfort for the entire healthcare team. These high-quality, lightweight, and stylish scrubs are offered in sizes XS to 2X for both men and women. 


Forgano is a footwear company founded by Eunsook Choi, an RN from Miami. She developed Forgano footwear after noticing how often her coworkers had to replace their footwear. Forgano offers comfortable, functional, and stylish footwear for all-day comfort and support so nurses can look good and feel great.

Nurse Kulture

Finding good quality scrubs without a high price tag can be challenging. That’s why the registered nurse behind Nurse Kulture has made it her mission to provide frontline healthcare workers with unique, stylish, and comfortable scrubs at an affordable price. 

Want to keep shopping? Check out our blog highlighting all the Nurses Week 2023 discounts to find out where you can score the best food, retail, and travel deals for healthcare workers.