Working as a Nurse AND a Business Owner

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    Hey all! I'm a new grad from Molloy College, and proud to be standing in the ranks of such fine and admirable people!

    To help pay for college, I started doing some photography part time and I really began to love it and become passionate about it. However, I still love nursing too. I want to know if anyone has any experience working as a full time nurse during the slow months of their business then going per diem during the busier months. And if so, what advice would you give to a newly graduated nurse who is interested in doing both? Is it asking to much to juggle starting a studio with nursing?
  2. Poll: Is it too much to juggle starting a business and working as a nurse?

    • Easy as pie!

      0% 0
    • Not simple, but you can do it!

      75.00% 3
    • Possible, but will be difficult.

      25.00% 1
    • Not prudent, sacrifices made outweigh the potential gain

      0% 0
    • Impossible.

      0% 0
    4 Votes / Multiple Choice
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    A new grad is in a different position from and experienced nurse. A new grad will have to commit to an intense period of learning nursing in a full-time position to gain the skills and confidence needed to survive and thrive. The first year or so is often very stressful. I do know of a couple of x-ray techs at my workplace who do run their own photography studio combined with work full time jobs in the hospital. Since they work in a business partnership, there is always someone available to manage the photography business.
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    I see, that helps a lot! I appreciate the experienced words :-)
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    One of my coworkers has a budding photography business on the side. In fact, she usually lets us see her work before she hands it over to the customer, and I looked at one of her gorgeous wedding photo books this morning. She doesn't do studio work, she mainly does weddings, engagements, graduation portraits, and outdoor kid shots. When she started she was working Baylor plan night shift, so it was easy as pie. Now we both work Mon-Fri 9-5, but she still manages to take a lot of pictures on the weekends.
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    Are any of you familiar with nurses switching from full time to per diem within a given year? For instance, in photography it gets busier during the summer, so it would be ideal (after my first year of nursing) to work per diem in the summer, but work full time in the winter when photography is dead. Does that seem unreasonable?
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    Quote from TraumaBSN
    Are any of you familiar with nurses switching from full time to per diem within a given year? For instance, in photography it gets busier during the summer, so it would be ideal (after my first year of nursing) to work per diem in the summer, but work full time in the winter when photography is dead. Does that seem unreasonable?
    I think that it will be difficult to fine one place that allows switching back and forth between per diem and full time. Keeping track of your benefit status could be a headache for HR and payroll, for instance.

    Smaller outfits might be more flexible than big, multi-facility employers.

    Of course, you never know until you ask, so..............
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