What else do you do?

by young33 (New) New

I am just curious what other jobs do some of you nurses have?

Currently I am still in school for my BSN, but I plan on nursing not being my only job. Once I get out I plan to get on a fire department, and get my medics license. I hope to work at the hospital on my off days from the department. Anyone else doing something similar?


Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience. 3,677 Posts

Right after school, I went back to my old retail job for awhile.

I am considering volunteering with the local fire department as well.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 42 years experience. 4 Articles; 20,908 Posts

Just remember to get hired as a new grad you will have to obligate yourself to full time orientation.

I have always had more than one job. All nursing but more than one.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 224 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Once I became a nurse, I admit I've only stuck to nursing jobs.

However, a friend and I once seriously entertained the idea of becoming bartenders as an interesting second job outside of nursing. And if I had the right body type, I would earn some extra cash as an exotic dancer. :up:

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 16 years experience. 14,119 Posts

40 hour work weeks and fulltime graduate school, plus 3 school-aged kids is enough for me. I recently applied for a PRN weekend lactation consultant position at a local hospital, but when they called to interview me, I came to my senses and withdrew my application.

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

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Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

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

I'm a mom of five! :woot: I work half-time as an RN, and that's enough between my kids and school (finishing my BSN)

AnnieOaklyRN, BSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in ED, Pedi Vasc access, Paramedic serving 6 towns. 2,577 Posts

I work per-diem as a nurse and as a full time medic... Would love to do something outside of medicine like firearms instructor or something along those lines....