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PRN JOBS!

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by S.K S.K (New) New Nurse Student

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Hi fellow RNs!! I currently work on a critical care unit that I love, but I’m looking to find a somewhat low-stress easy PRN job to make a little extra money. Any ideas???? 🙂 I live in the D.F.W area. 

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adventure_rn is a BSN and specializes in NICU, PICU.

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There are laid back PRN jobs, but unfortunately, most PRN jobs require that you have some full-time experience in whatever area you're trying to do PRN. Since your background is in critical care, you'd probably be best qualified for a PRN critical care position (which may be equally as stressful than what you're already doing). It's possible that your best lower-stress option would be to look for an ICU position at a small, lower-acuity community hospital.

If you were to start out PRN in a brand-new, lower-stress specialty, they'd probably make you do a full-time orientation to ensure competency in the new area (since you can't really learn a brand new specialty doing one shift per week). That might be difficult to manage if you already have a full-time job, especially if the jobs aren't super-flexible with their scheduling.

You could start by checking out local hospitals to see what PRNs are even available and what experience they require. If you do find something that appeals to you outside of your specialty, you could contact HR to inquire about what type of orientation they'd anticipate.

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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If you are in DFW you aren't going to have any trouble finding a PRN role. I am not sure that "low stress" or "easy" are compatible with nursing unfortunately.  Most of the PRN jobs that are not bedside nursing require a certain number of years of experience.

If you have a BSN and two to five years of experience in your specialty you might be able to find a PRN job as a nurse educator in the hospital, a lab assistant at one of the local nursing schools or as a nurse navigator.

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"nursy" has 40 years experience as a RN and specializes in ICU, ER, Home Health, Corrections, School Nurse.

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Can you get qualified to put in PICC lines?  In a lot of areas they need nurses as independent contractors to put them in prn.

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