I would think so! What about checking out the "phone triage" jobs that many RN's fill. It would involve taking a designated number of shifts on call for answering the phone regarding a wide array of health related questions. I work in Western Michigan, and a few of the nurses I used to work with who couldn't deal with the stress on the bod/mind and soul that hospital work imparts--took jobs working as phone triage nurses. The job provided a computer in their home enabling them to work from home. It displays all the algorhthyms for different types of health related concerns and steers the patient in the right direction. It is an up and coming field that helps direct patients more appropriately to (or away from) the ER and Drs. offices. I would call your local health alliance and see if they have any phone nurse opportunities that you could fill. Even if you filled in on holidays or weekends it might be just what you are looking for to augment your income. I empathize with your predicament. I have been writing EVERY nursing organization, political group etc. I can to ask the question: How is it that nurses who dedicate their life careers dealing with the health care needs of our community--can be cast aside by the health care industry--specifically in their retirement? A nursing career still does not provide the benefits in retirement that many other professional careers do. The benefit structure exists on a 1950's mentality--where the women were not the bread winners. At that time, a nurses best option for a retirement plan was marriage. So, are we ever going to get this convoluted health care industry up to speed with the new millenium workforce of nurses? It better happen STAT if we hope to retain and recruit incoming to nursing. I wish you the best. I encourage you to write your story up and submit it to the many nursing journals around. It is important to get your voice heard--to draw attention to this injustice in our nursing profession.