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Do you have a side hustle?

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by Mrsvirgomama Mrsvirgomama (Member)

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I am curious to know if you do something else on the side to earn extra income in addition to being a nurse. 

I know some nurses work somewhere else PRN and a few nurses I know who do photography and such on the side. What is your side hustle?

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I want to work full time as a nurse but have not been offered a job.  I have a full time other job in a business capacity.  It right now is my only hustle unfortunately.

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Pixie.RN is a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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For my first 6 years working in the ER, I had a side job as a desktop publisher/graphic designer. It was a holdover from my previous career, just one client with a monthly publication. I stopped doing it when I commissioned into the Army Nurse Corps, which is way more than a full-time job in itself. 

I currently have a side job teaching online in an RN-to-BSN program. I love it! Wish it could be my full-time gig. 

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My current side gig is "parent", but I taught piano lessons to little kids on the side during nursing school, and continued doing so for a while after I got my nursing degree.  

A few of my close friends at the hospital have signed up as private duty nurses with my son's agency, so they can cover nights for us once in a while.    As you can imagine, I am incredibly grateful.  

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7 hours ago, Pixie.RN said:

For my first 6 years working in the ER, I had a side job as a desktop publisher/graphic designer. It was a holdover from my previous career, just one client with a monthly publication. I stopped doing it when I commissioned into the Army Nurse Corps, which is way more than a full-time job in itself. 

I currently have a side job teaching online in an RN-to-BSN program. I love it! Wish it could be my full-time gig. 

Both cool gigs. You never know it could be in the future.

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6 hours ago, nursenmom3 said:

My current side gig is "parent", but I taught piano lessons to little kids on the side during nursing school, and continued doing so for a while after I got my nursing degree.  

A few of my close friends at the hospital have signed up as private duty nurses with my son's agency, so they can cover nights for us once in a while.    As you can imagine, I am incredibly grateful.  

If parenting paid the bills lol 

Sounds like you have some great friends who have a great side hustle. Definitely a blessing. 

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Here.I.Stand is a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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I used to make special occasion cakes on the side, but it was more for fun and some occasional blow money.  

During my marriage I WAS the side hustle, and now I’m a divorced mom of five and don’t really have time for a side hustle.

 I do pick up extra shifts when my kids are with their dad... I’d rather do that than have a prn job; a 2nd job means actual obligations (vs extra shifts which I can work or not), double the mandatory trainings and meetings, dealing with two SCHEDULING departments which seems nightmarish lol

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Pixie.RN is a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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4 hours ago, Here.I.Stand said:

I used to make special occasion cakes on the side, but it was more for fun and some occasional blow money.  

I did that too! Also sewed prom dresses for friends in high school. 🙂 That was painful!

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Swellz specializes in oncology, MS/tele/stepdown.

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I do chart abstraction remotely. I used to work a lot of OT but find I just can't force myself anymore; this somewhat makes up for that extra cash I was accustomed to earning.

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llg is a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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My side job is teaching online for a local university -- one course per semester.   As I approach retirement, I am thinking of continuing to teach those courses for an extra year or two so that I can delay tapping into my retirement accounts a little while longer.

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Hoosier_RN is a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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My side gig is landscaping with a nurse friend and her hubby; they do summer work at a discount rate for the elderly in our community. We don't get top rate, but we get great satisfaction for helping bring some happiness into their lives

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26 minutes ago, Swellz said:

I do chart abstraction remotely. I used to work a lot of OT but find I just can't force myself anymore; this somewhat makes up for that extra cash I was accustomed to earning.

What is chart abstraction and where could I find a position like this?

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