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

  1. by   Alex Egan
    I 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.
  2. by   nursecat64
    Quote from campnurse1
    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.
    can you tell more about this job? how did you find it? i've never heard of a year-round camp. sounds ideal.
  3. by   rikergirl
    i am a school nurse.
    works perfectly
  4. by   CloudySue
    My 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.