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OkieNP OkieNP (New) New

Do you work in the summer?

  1. 1. Do you work in the summer?

    • 4
      Yes, 12 months a year
    • 1
      No, 9 months a year
    • 2
      I can, it’s an option for more pay

7 members have participated

Nursing educators: do you get the summer off? How does that work with your pay? Interested to hear how it works with you!

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 12 years experience.

I am a hospital clinical educator and teach in an RN-to-BSN online. I just had a week for spring break! But my positions are year-round.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 43 years experience.

At the school where I teach (adjunct, not full time) ... most faculty contracts are for 9 months ... but some classes are taught in the summer and people can teach them if they want the extra money. As an adjunct, I just teach fall and spring semesters because there are usually enough regular faculty to cover the summer classes.

Years ago, I had a 9-month contract at another school ... but had the option of receiving my pay over the 9-month period or spreading it over the 12-month period. Some people prefer that so that they have the same income each month.

dudette10, MSN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Academics. Has 9 years experience.

I'm on a 12-month contract, but some of my colleagues are on 9-month contracts, and they receive their pay over 12 months.

I worked as full-time faculty at a community college and had a 12-month contract, so it wasn't an issue. However, 9-month contract faculty there had the option of getting their pay over nine months or over 12 months. I taught in a state university baccalaureate program in which I had a 9-month contract, and the university automatically spread the pay out over 12 months whether you wanted that or not.

Most of the 9-month contract nursing faculty I've known over the years have worked over the summer in some capacity (like prn in their clinical specialty to stay clinically current).

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

My school does not work off the traditional academic calendar as it best meets our students' needs. We are "open" and provide full academic services 52 weeks a year, closing only for federal holidays.

So ALL of our faculty work 48-50 weeks per year depending on seniority.


Specializes in ER, Med Surg, Ob/Gyn, Clinical teaching. Has 10 years experience.

I am required to teach just one summer session each year. I just got a new educator job. we will see how the summer teaching goes.

I only teach clinical in a year long LPN program. I get time off between quarters. I teach second quarter and there are a few weeks of no clinical at the start of second quarter. My school is only closed for a week at Christmas time and a week around July 4th. I am still able to take a week off for a vacation during clinical if I want to.

sandygfleischmann, MSN, RN

Specializes in Education. Public health. Psych board cert.. Has 39 years experience.

I have summers off and are paid over 12 months. Love it.