suggestions for part time nursing jobs that work around family hours

  1. Assuming that my husband and kids have a normal 8 to 5 type of work and school schedule, what sort of part time opportunities do we have as nurses ? I have worked with staffing agencies before to pick up shifts here and there, I also worked pt as a per diem nurse in hospice (preferred hospice work over nursing homes).

    what other opportunities are out there for 2 year degree registered nurses (and to be more specific, those who have been out of nursing for 8 years and are now returning)
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  3. by   JB2007
    Per diem though hospice is you best bet. Maybe they have an on call position. Where you are on call certain days/nights per week and only have to go in if called, but you get paid for that time. Some of the hospice nurses I know works that schedule and they love it. You can still spead time with the family as long as you can be ready to go at a moments notice.
  4. by   ElvishDNP
    You might want to check out weekend option in any hospitals around you. You can do days or nights, depending on your needs and the hospital's openings. They may be hard to come by in the current economy, but it can't hurt to ask around.

    I work Fri & Sat nights every weekend. I get paid for 40 hours, and my benefits are at the same rate as full-time employees. It works pretty nicely for my family, as my husband works for himself during the week.

    Most places have some variability in weekend option scheduling - some of my coworkers work Fri/Sat, others work Sat/Sun, others work F/S/S one weekend, then just one night the next. It might be worth checking out. You might have to work something other than weekends while you orient but once you're off orientation you'd be on the weekend schedule.

    Good luck.
  5. by   luv2swim
    I'm in the same situation-at home with my kids and now want to get back into it. I'm considering doing Home Health.
    You can work part-time and on your schedule. I've never done HH, but nurses that I have asked- enjoy it. If I go back to a hospital I would consider doing per-diem -night shift. I'm going to do a refresher course before I go back.
    Good Luck to You!
  6. by   JanJo
    Elvish, I am interested in weekend work. Where are you employed?
  7. by   Purple_Scrubs
    Depending on the requirements for school nurses in your area, you can apply as a substitute school nurse in some districts around you. Very flexible to sub and fun!
  8. by   ElvishDNP
    I work in a hospital - but would rather stay anonymous.
  9. by   thekid
    thank you eveyone, for the feedback..seems hospice and home health are the way to go though i would consider weekends at the hospital or nursing home..