Making Extra Money as a Nurse
Nurses, like many, are trying to dig their way out of debt. Even in this day of iPads, and iPhones, EMRs and Nurse Infomatics, and other huge technological advances there remains only two ways to get out of debt.
- Increase your income or
- Decrease your spending
Use the extra money to pay down debt.
How do you increase income?
The current jargon in personal finance calls this an “additional income stream.” In the old days it was called a second job, or more simply: working your ass off!
Two ways for nurses to earn extra income:
- Use your current nursing skills
- The traditional 2nd jobs-delivering pizza, yard work, house cleaning…..That list is for another day!
Most nurses will earn more in a second job using their nursing skills in some way.
Today I want to give you 38 ways to earn extra money as a nurse.
Nursing Jobs For Extra Money:
- Overtime at your current job-this is getting harder and harder!
- Second jobs:
o Extra shifts in other hospital systems in your field
o Medical offices-sub for ill or pregnant staff
o Hospice shifts
- Insurance physicals
- Home Health:
o Sitting with post-op or Alzheimer’s patients-some families prefer a higher level of care than just a sitter.
o IV infusion
o Medical equipment-assist families with purchase and set-up
o Specialty sitting for ill or special needs children
- Nursing-Specialty care at home:
o Stroke care-coordinate therapy and meds
o Cardiac care-counsel patients and families on nutrition and fitness
o Complex orthopedic cases
- Start Online Business
o Blogs-Start a blog for ad revenue:
§ General nursing blog
§ Personal finance (I got that covered….)blog
§ Weight loss blog
§ Nutrition blog
§ Student nurse blog
§ Fitness blog
o Start an online store for nurses:
§ Sell nurse clothing
§ Sell nurse jewelry
§ Sell nurse shoes
§ Sell nursing equipment
§ Sell used books
o Online seminar tutoring for NCLEX
- Nurse Consultant
o Legal nurse consultant-review cases
o Coordination of complex care
o Risk management consulting
- Pharmacies or Urgent care centers-
o Contract for flu shot delivery
o Other vaccines
o Seminars for health care topics: weight loss, nutrition, fitness
o Part-time nurse instructor
o Tutor student nurses
o Tutor high school students in the sciences
o NCLEX tutoring
o Skills tutoring for nurse ladder programs
o Teach CPR, and ALCS courses
- Multi-level marketing-health care related products
- Spa’s-teaching classes in health related areas
That’s 38 ways to earn extra money (my counting system was complex and can’t be duplicated…..)
Now I am counting on you readers to tell me another 38 ways you have earned extra money using your nursing related skills. I’m sure I haven’t thought of everything-my wife says I never do…
Leave me a comment, and I will add em to the post and give you credit, just let me know how you want to be named….or you may want to remain anonymous!
(photo credit-AMagill c.c.)
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