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- by nvsmom Apr 14, '11Can you become a nurse and pharmacist AND work both jobs? Different times, of course!
- Apr 14, '11 by honeykrownI believe so. As long as your license is functional ans you meet renewal requirements like hours worked then there should be no problem. Although you have to stay within your scope of practice. This means you can't be working as a nurse and prescribing medsLast edit by honeykrown on Apr 14, '11 : Reason: additional comment
- Apr 14, '11 by nvsmomso one couldn't work both as a nurse and a pharmacist?
- Apr 14, '11 by GGT1Well related to the response above... a Pharmacist does not prescribe meds, only dispenses.
I believe you can, but not sure why you would. Pharmacist come out of school making $80,000- $90,000/yr. I know it's not all about money but as hard as I work I'd probably end up following the money.
- Apr 14, '11 by rninbloomThere is no reason why you couldn't work as both. I think the diversity of your knowledge and experience would make you better at either specialty. People change careers all the time and/or work full time in one field and part time in another. Do what makes you happiest!
- Apr 14, '11 by GM2RNQuote from nvsmomYes, you can. What the PP was saying is that while you are on the clock as a nurse, you can only work within the scope of practice of a nurse. You cannot be on the clock as a nurse and do anything that only a pharmacist could do, and vice versa.so one couldn't work both as a nurse and a pharmacist?
- Apr 14, '11 by kool-aideEven if I did attain a "higher" license than "RN," I would deff keep my RN license current. In fact, once I'm an RN I would LOVE to keep "CNA" on my badge if I could.. lol I would be proud of any and all titles I have earned. Does that make sense? lol
- Apr 14, '11 by KUNursingStudentI know of 2 people that are part-time nurses and part-time flight attendants! How cool is that!
- Apr 14, '11 by systolyI believe it would be a huge advantage. Think about nurse lawyers.
- Apr 14, '11 by SPERPII don't see why not. I agree with the previous post though. Once you becone a pharmacist why would you want to continue working as a nurse? pharmacist make way more money!