Job Options?? - page 2

I have been thinking a lot about the future lately, and I totally cannot see myself working the "normal" hours of nursing for the rest of my working career. I know it is probably fantasy thinking... Read More

  1. by   tonicareer
    Look into being a school nurse. Lower pay but good hours. Most states are desperate for school nurses. When your son is grown you can always change jobs.
  2. by   Genista
    Shandy Lynn-
    I've seen ads for case management positions & public health RNs who had "banker's hours." Here in CA, the RN jobs are plentiful. I'm not sure where you live, but I'm sure if you look around & investigate, you can find those hours you seek. Good luck!
  3. by   Teshiee
    I work perdiem jobs. I purchase my own insurance and have my own retirement. When the holidays come by I usually just work one major one. And I am free for the rest.
  4. by   ShandyLynnRN
    thanks everyone for your ideas!
  5. by   wtxcchp
    There are quite a few of options for "bankers hours" in corrections. We have Infectious Disease Nurses & Chronic Clinic Nurses that have these types of hours without the "management" of other staff members. Something to think about if you are willing to try corrections. The pay is usually pretty good too.

    I've done it for 5 years and would never consider going back to the hospital hours.

    Hope this helps.
  6. by   Dr. Kate
    There's also Parish nursing and if you are chemo certified a lot of the oncologists around here use chemo RNs in their offices.
  7. by   MPHkatie
    I just stated a 9-5ish (some days 6-3, and some 9-6) getting people prepared for surgery. I do make a few bucks less than I did before, but it is peaceful and a very very easy job. Basically, I explain surgeries to patients, assist with travel plans (work at a national referral center), draw labs, do ekgs, and start IV's in preop holding. I like it, but its a big difference from the ICU/ER situations where I used to work.... My pay incidently barely changed because I had more yrs experience and the hospital had to hire me in at my years of exp...