What is your year-round job? - page 2
I am working on getting my RN and camp nursing sounds like a fun thing to do in the summer so I can spend more time with my kids. But what do you do about your regular job? Do they let you take a... Read More
Jan 8, '12I work in pediatric homecare, all the positions are PRN, even though I usually pull 60 hours a week, so they can't say anything when I tell them I'm going away for a few months. It's nice to leave my trach, vent, genitic condition kids for a bit ,and work with a more typical population. I do get paid through one of my agencies to attend a special needs camp, however I'm committed to my one client, so it's closer to privet duty, but it's still pretty campy.
Jan 24, '12Quote from campnurse1can you tell more about this job? how did you find it? i've never heard of a year-round camp. sounds ideal.i am the rare full time year round camp nurse. i have a 1800 sq. ft. house for a residence, paid utilities, more days off than i deserve, good benefits, and i make as much as i did when i was doing med-surg full time. i work for an enlightened administration that thinks nursing is important, and, they put their money where their mouth is. my family fully supports my mission (wife is also a nurse). i hire three other nurses to work the summer, when we are full time.
in short, i am the luckiest guy in the world.
Apr 19, '12My husband takes a seasonal layoff from November through March. During that time, I work 50-70 hrs/week for a pediatric home health agency. I'm lucky that my company does not mind paying as much overtime as I can handle. Then when my husband goes back to work, I stay home with the kids, and I only do 2-3 days a week just to stay on my game. The great thing about agencies is that YOU tell them when YOU can work. So I just won't schedule myself for the 6 weeks I'll need for camp.