Great Side Hustles for Nurses

Though RNs make an average annual salary of $70,000, sometimes, a little extra cash can go a long way. Here are four side jobs perfect for nurses.

Though Registered Nurses make a strong average annual salary when compared to that of the national average ($70,000 versus $44,564), a little more money in your pocket couldn’t hurt, be it to make getting by a little easier or to save for a big purchase or a rainy day. Fortunately, RNs have a specialized skill set that makes them a natural fit for some great side jobs, in addition to their day-to-day roles (and paychecks). Here are four options to consider, if you want to make a little more cash on the side.

Give Flu Shots
Flu season is upon us, and with it, nurses are needed to administer flu shots in clinics, doctors’ offices, grocery stores, pharmacies, and more.

Teach CPR and First Aid
CPR and First Aid classes are available year-round, through a variety of organizations, so the work can be fairly steady. Though you’ll need to be certified as an instructor first, the cost is low and the process is fairly quick.

Tutor Nursing Students
Set your own hours and rate, and tutor the next generation of nurses for NCLEX prep, either in-person or online.

Per Diem Shifts
Per diem nursing offers a flexible work schedule, for a typically higher wage. And, bonus, taking on freelance shifts in underserved areas can be rewarding in more ways than just the pay.

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