I came to school nursing from bedside oncology nursing. The pay cut was significant but the trade off makes up for it. I have decent hours, I adore the littlins that I care for, I have my evenings and weekends free, and a get a bonus 6 weeks off in the Summer. I am paid a year round salary so it's doable. Could I make double the money in the hospital picking up extra shifts, etc.? Sure. But I'd be doing 12 hr shifts also. This nurse is getting up in years, so not for me..