Adding second job for extra income as a NP

  1. Having read some of the threads on here over the past year or so, I have seen where some NPs can earn quite a bit of additional income beyond their FT job with a secondary job, etc. I'm wanting to learn about some of these opportunities that boost income potential but do not become a time suck. I have considered teaching online part-time (running into road blocks there due to saturation). Just wanting to make an extra $20-30k a year (is this too hopeful?) without turning into a workaholic. Note: I do work in a state that requires a collaborative practice arrangement in order to practice... so there's that.

    Would love to hear ideas!

    Darth Practicus, NP
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Riburn3
    I round on the side for a physician in a couple rehab/nursing home facilities. I get a percentage of the billed income and help him out by taking calls during the day (but not nights or weekends). It's pretty nice since I can go as much or as little as I want. It's easy work, and it gets me an extra 30-40k a year. Providers in my area that do nursing homes love contracts like these with NP's, so I'd ask around in your neck of the woods.
  4. by   YoutubeTheNP
    There are lots of prn work in the ER/urgent care world. Guess it depends what you're looking for. GL
  5. by   juan de la cruz
    My full time hours at my main practice location allows me to moonlight somewhere else on a Per Diem status. Both jobs are in Critical Care. I have specific Standardized Procedures in each location and even have a DEA number specific to each one.
  6. by   BCgradnurse
    I moonlight in Urgent Care a few shifts a month. It's interesting and gives me the extra $$ I need with a kid in college.
  7. by   Darth Practicus
    Quote from Riburn3
    I round on the side for a physician in a couple rehab/nursing home facilities. I get a percentage of the billed income and help him out by taking calls during the day (but not nights or weekends). It's pretty nice since I can go as much or as little as I want. It's easy work, and it gets me an extra 30-40k a year. Providers in my area that do nursing homes love contracts like these with NP's, so I'd ask around in your neck of the woods.
    That's pretty solid. How many hours would you say you attribute to this? I might see about doing this as its something I hadn't considered before.
  8. by   Darth Practicus
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    I moonlight in Urgent Care a few shifts a month. It's interesting and gives me the extra $$ I need with a kid in college.
    I've given it thought as I have a strong ED background... I just kind of hate shiftwork, but perhaps worth looking around. Trouble is, Urgent Care in my area is limited to one that is owed by a competing practice and this might cause issues for my primary job. Hmm...
  9. by   babyNP.
    At my first NP job I did some moonlighting with the same facility and did some per diem work in another state (I eventually moved to this practice). There are some locums folks who do it on a very part time basis and do a few shifts a month- this would work more for in-patient care. My current job has a lot of moonlighting available and the pay is excellent so I just pick up with my job when I want more $$
  10. by   ER NP
    I'm an NP for over 12 years mainly ER w over 19years combined RN/NP experience and started my own company recruiting NPs for ER positions in California. I have learned over the years that most of us NPs DO Not negotiate what we are truly worth so I'm extremely passionate now to make the best negotiation for each NP. I am tired of recruiting companies negotiating for me/us that sometimes may have No clue what NPs educational and professional experiences entail as well as their lack of knowledge regarding our practice in state if California!
    Last edit by traumaRUs on May 20

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