8 ways nurses can make extra cash


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Sometimes you need or want a bit more money than you’re earning from your regular salary.

It could be that you’re planning a special vacation, your child needs braces or you have to do some home renovations. Maybe you simply want to save a little more for your retirement.

Here are eight more things you can do to make your bank account more happy.

1. Extra Shifts
Let your supervisor or unit clerk know that you’re willing to take on extra shifts. Some hospitals have web-based systems that you can log onto and sign up for extra shifts. Some organizations that administer several hospitals have web-based systems that allow nurses to sign up for extra shifts at any hospital within that organization.

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Cynthia Dusseault

Cynthia Dusseault is a professional freelance writer with both a health and an education background. A former medical radiation technologist and elementary school teacher, she realized that no matter what she did, she was drawn to any task that involved writing, so she decided, over a decade ago, to write full-time. Since then, she has written for a variety of magazines and websites including Nursing PRN, National Review of Medicine, University Affairs, Your Health, Education Leaders Today, Today's Parent, Children's Playmate, WeightWatchers.ca and many more.She has written about topics such as asthma, genital herpes, circumcision, teleradiology, body art, learning disabilities and exercise trends, and she absolutely adores the fact that writing—particularly doing the research for the articles she writes—makes her a lifelong learner.

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6 Responses to 8 ways nurses can make extra cash

  1. ciela alatan Fan

    thanks for this page. so great

  2. MissLA

    I have been working per diem shiftsnon my days off from full-time, as well as doing immunization clinics each fall, for several years. Works out good, but I think I might try the medical transcription! Thanks!

    • kmaddox

      You’re a hard worker, MissLA! You should check out RobinRN – it’s an app that will connect nurses to shifts without having to deal with an agency. Pretty cool stuff!

  3. dealwithscarlett

    Thanks for this post

  4. weskmerrill@gmail.com

    This was one of the posts that I used as inspiration to help start my new company – connectRN. As a former nurse, I started looking into per diem shifts and saw the great opportunity that existed to help people just like me. :) Thanks scrubsmag! You were early ispiration. Long time lurker of the blog and thought it was finally time to say thanks (and hi). Also, Cynthia, would love to hear your thoughts about what we’re doing — http://www.connectrn.com.

    Thanks again!

  5. kmaddox

    Thank you for a great read, Cynthia! I’m particularly interested in the per diem shifts. I know there are some apps out there that will connect nurses to hospitals without agencies (RobinRn, for example). I wonder if there are sites that can help nurses plan what to do with their extra income, too. Saving and investing is huge!