Side business ideas for nurses

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by Emergent Emergent, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in ER. Has 29 years experience.

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amoLucia

amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC. 7,735 Posts

Question - doesn't installing a sink require a local building inspection permit and then subsequent inspection??? How did they ever get a plumber to install one? Or I bet someone just tapped into a line illegally?

Regardless - YUK!

Wonder what other things have been rigged?

trinitymaster

trinitymaster

Specializes in Long Term Acute Care, TCU. Has 16 years experience. 360 Posts

Not exactly nursing related, but becoming an escort would bring in good money.

I'd have to find a lot of bear lovers

technofreak

technofreak

40 Posts

I have an idea for a side business that I'm considering. I'm shifting to a two day a week job, keeping Per Diem at my old facility, and am also considering starting a side business, using my RN as a credential that would give me credibility.

I'm thinking of buying an 8 passenger van with a wheelchair lift and conducting day trips in the area, concentrating, but not limited to, marketing to the retired demographic. I'm thinking wine tours, microbreweries, antiquing, small mountain tourist areas.

What do you think? It would probably be a one woman operation.

I'd love to hear the allnurses membership share their side business ideas as well!

I listen to public radio A LOT. Last week they had a discussion on Uber. A man actually called the show and commented on the fact that he knew several people who did the same exact thing you proposed above, and apparently they were doing very well because wheelchair-accessible vehicles are difficult to hail in NYC. I think your plan is a good one, but one that is becoming increasingly popular in this new "gig economy" where the common people are attempting to set their own rules. My advice is to keep your overhead very low and minimize your risks. I too am considering a side business that can potentially develop into something that is full-time. Nursing is brutal.

Overland1, RN

Has 22 years experience. 465 Posts

...and wanted to take sildenafil to help enjoy his time with you...

That is to keep him from rolling out of bed. ;)

Seriously, operating your own business means you will likely work half-days (i.e., twelve hours per day). Be sure you are properly insured, and retain a CPA to handle the financials.

imintrouble, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC Rehab Med/Surg. Has 16 years experience. 2,406 Posts

Several years ago my large extended family needed to get to the airport 2 hrs away. None of us wanted to leave our cars in the long term car lot. I called every service imaginable trying to find a ride. We would have paid just about anything.

I always thought it would be a good business to transfer commuters to and from the airport, in rural areas like mine.

headtotoewounds

headtotoewounds

3 Posts

In your state can you use your license independently? In my state, you ca not use RN behind your name in business unless you are "sponsored" i.e., hospital, clinic, doctor's practice.

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience. 5,047 Posts

Or camming..

Aaaahhhh, you beat me to it!!!! :roflmao:

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience. 5,047 Posts

My mom sees a massage therapist who is an RN. She uses her nursing knowledge to tailor massages to clients' ailments.

NurseLexx

NurseLexx

44 Posts

I'm trying to figure out a side business as well! Not really sure what though.

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience. 5,047 Posts

For some reason half the nurses I know - across two states and three hospitals - talk about opening a bakery. I'm not sure why that's common.

I've done some special occasion cakes on the side--all sugar or gelatin except fo the florist wire and ribbon in #3 :) attachment.php?attachmentid=18991&stc=1attachment.php?attachmentid=18992&stc=1attachment.php?attachmentid=18993&stc=1

BuckyBadgerRN

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience. 3,520 Posts

That had to smell just great! Ack

They had a sink that had water running to it but no drain. The sink was used to pour out extra milk, rinse utensils, pour out extra espresso, etc., and emptied into a bucket that had to be emptied several times per day.
Dogen

Dogen

Specializes in Behavioral Health. Has 1 years experience. 897 Posts

I've done some special occasion cakes on the side--all sugar or gelatin except fo the florist wire and ribbon in #3 :) attachment.php?attachmentid=18991&stc=1attachment.php?attachmentid=18992&stc=1attachment.php?attachmentid=18993&stc=1

Holy cow, you're amazing! If I weren't a diabetic and those weren't sweet death to me, I would totally buy one from you.