I just graduated nursing school
and accepted my first job (med-surg). Obviously I'm on the very bottom of a steep learning curve, but I'm hoping to be competent within a year.
I've accrued quite a bit of debt going through nursing school, and once I've put in a year on my floor I want to consider branching out into other options that will pay more. That could include agency work 1-2 days a week on top of my regular work schedule, or working overtime at my job, etc. etc. Basically, I'm willing to work some long hours for extra income.
For experienced nurses out there, what would be your recommendation for maximizing my income in the short term? Should I go agency? Per diem? Are the other options I don't know about? Once the debt's paid off, I'll resume a normal work schedule....