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ClaraRedheart has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg.

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Not really. I've gone part-time and I make as much now as I did as a new nurse working full time. I don't work that many extra hours. Most weeks, my hours are less than 30, but my organization really rewards you if you try to better your unit/workforce, and my manager has a keen eye at plugging us in where we're needed. 

Most side-hustles, including photography (which I had done professionally prior to nursing) couldn't afford me. If I want extra hours, I'll ask for an extra shift at work and make more than I'd ever make at photography or multi-level-marketing. I had a family member who wanted to hire me for a wedding photography gig. I almost said yes, because I felt bad, but truth is.. I'm not qualified anymore. My equipment and skills are outdated. I would have had to take two days of 12 hour shifts off to shoot the wedding, and that would have been way more than they could have paid me. Not to mention the time (and stress) that it would have taken to edit the photos. I'd have rather picked up an extra shift and given them the money to hire a real wedding photographer. I mentioned that it was just not feasible for me to do so, they understood. We're distant cousins. They found someone else who did a wonderful job. 

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Wow Hosier that's a great idea about the dog safety!  I could extend that out to horse safety and how the properly handle small animals like rabbits and chicks.  And of course hand washing!  

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On 7/2/2019 at 2:33 PM, 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. 

Do you need a Masters to do this? I know that most community colleges want you to have a Masters to teach, but not sure if the same "rules" apply for online teaching? Thanks!

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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8 hours ago, Apple-Core said:

Do you need a Masters to do this? I know that most community colleges want you to have a Masters to teach, but not sure if the same "rules" apply for online teaching? Thanks!

Most onlines require DNP

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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8 hours ago, Apple-Core said:

Do you need a Masters to do this? I know that most community colleges want you to have a Masters to teach, but not sure if the same "rules" apply for online teaching? Thanks!

I have an MSN, yes. But Hoosier_RN is right, online positions that only require an MSN are not easily obtained. Many require a terminal degree. 

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I'm a contract RN doing 4 months on 4 months off.  I get almost an entire years salary in that 4 months of work so anything I do during my 4 months off is considered a 'side hustle' but time wise it conflicts with nothing and yet would technically be a 2nd 'fulltime job' that I would hold. 

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Crash_Cart has 11 years experience and specializes in ER OR LTC Code Blue Trauma Dog.

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I'm not interested in playing the nursing education ladder game. It doesn't pay.

I am a business owner and I manufacture industrial equipment. It pays.

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Natkat has 8 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in dialysis.

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Came here to ask the chart abstract position.   That sounds awesome 

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I don't. I am an amateur genealogist, and I have had a few people offer to pay me to do their family tree, but I just couldn't.

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Bumping this up, because I just started teaching ESL online to young Chinese children. There are quite a few companies that offer this, and you can make around $20/hour.

This extra money is going directly into our retirement, hoping to accelerate our retirement plans.

When we lived in small town Oregon, hubs and I toyed with the idea of starting a laser tattoo removal business (said small town had 4 tattoo parlors, but zero tattoo removal places, so figured it could be quite lucrative). Alas, Oregon law requires you to have a cosmetology degree to do laser tattoo removal, and hubs couldn't abide the idea of going to beauty school.

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Yes, I work agency as an RN from time to time. I also have a consulting business and do public health consulting- a former career of mine prior to becoming a nurse. Mostly technical writing for clients although I have done some monitoring and evaluation type work for a past client. Business is good (15-30k/yr), but not steady. I work full time as a nurse and prefer to know when and how much my paychecks will be, so I only do the consulting work part time.

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