10 Best side Hustles for Nurses

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When talking with nurses on the unit, I felt like everyone had a side hustle. Whether that side hustle was to pay for a pool they were building, paying off debt, or going on other vacations, I felt like nursing and side hustles just went together like peanut butter and jelly. So today I want to give you 10 nursing-specific side hustles that you can do on top of your full-time job.

Now if you are a nurse, I feel like you probably have heard of this other nurse recently, and her name is Stephanie Begg. She has claimed to have made two million dollars through Etsy selling her study sheets. Talk about a side hustle, because I mean if I was making two million dollars through Etsy, I probably would not be working the bedside anymore.

1. Selling Study Sheets

So this is our first side hustle: selling study sheets or resumes or cover letter templates. You can sell all of these through Etsy and make a side hustle for yourself. And selling things can be for nursing students or can be for seasoned nurses as well.

2. CPR Instructor

The second side hustle I want to talk about is becoming a CPR instructor. CPR does not have to be in person; this can be a virtual position. I obtained my BLS and ACLS through code one, and let me tell you, that was all virtual. You do the course online, and then you go into a little room somewhere in your city and you do the hands-on portion, but the instructor is totally virtual.

This is something you can do from home. When I was taking the course, I was speaking to the instructor, just asking her about the job, and she said it’s super flexible. You kind of make your own schedule, and I was like, man, this is something I might want to look into one day.

3. Create an online Course

The third side hustle, which is actually something that I am currently doing, is creating an online course. This is something that I have pursued with a nurse practitioner friend of mine, Selena. We have created a business called Overlearn Test Prep, which is helping student nurses prepare to take the NCLEX exam. It can take a little bit of time to get an income coming in, or you might have to open up different platforms to help promote it like we have. We also have a YouTube channel, go check it out, Overlearn Test Prep. But it might be worth it in the end.

4. Nurse Consultant

Becoming a nurse consultant. Many businesses are looking for a nurse’s expertise on their work or projects they are working on, and you can get paid to give your opinion on a topic or even just how something is set up. You could be consulting on a movie or television show set. I even found a job posting for a nurse to review and analyze patient data from home to help improve care coordination, quality metrics, and medical cost savings.

Now, if you’re looking for a per diem, part-time, or another full-time job, I would encourage you to go through the leading job platform, Incredible Health. Incredible Health helps experienced nurses land nursing jobs in as little as two weeks. The best part about Incredible Health is that the employer applies to you instead of you applying to the employer.

You create your profile, get your matches, and then get interview requests. With those interview requests, you can then accept them or decline them, and Incredible Health supplies you with a nurse advocate through this entire process, and it’s 100 percent free for nurses. So for more information on Incredible Health, check out the link in the description of this video.

5.Health Coach

You may have heard me talk about this in a past article, but that is a health coach. It’s as simple as that. You can work for yourself or you can work for a company and coach clients or patients in something that you specialize in.

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6. Tutor / Instructor

Let’s go way back to the beginning, the beginning meaning nursing school. You know, it’s up to us to create a strong generation of next nurses, right? Seasoned nurses precept the next generation of nurses. So why not get paid to do this through tutoring? Or if you don’t want to tutor, why not become an instructor? You don’t have to go back to school to be an instructor. At the most recent hospital I worked at, the nursing students that had clinicals there were short on clinical instructors, so they were hiring for nurses to become clinical instructors for their students. Talk about a side hustle.

You get to go to work but not actually take a patient assignment, but you’re on your floor that you normally work, you know the ins and outs of it, but then you also get to precept the next generation of nurses. That sounds like a great side hustle in my mind.

7. Medical Transcriptionist

If you don’t actually want to deal with people, you can become a medical transcriptionist. All you have to do is listen to audio and then transcribe it into written content. This is something that’s perfect for parents, and you can do this when your kids go to sleep or if your kids are at school. And if you just don’t want to work with people on your side hustle, this is a great option for you.

8. Nurse Blogger

Become a nurse blogger. Just like I have started my own YouTube channel, you can start your own blog. This can open up opportunities to do freelance writing for other companies too. You have an expertise that not everybody has, so why not help companies know that their information is actually accurate, which this kind of ties in back to number four on our list, nurse consulting.

9. Maternal care Nurse

This is really interesting to me because it really relates to the season of life that I am in right now, and that is being a maternal care nurse, also known as a maternal care provider. This is a nurse who helps a mom postpartum, and if you don’t know, I am postpartum, 15 days.

I have a little almost three-week-old here at home. You help with any needs at home, mostly medical needs, and you are there to support the mom but also support the baby. So why not get some baby snuggles in but then also help the mom as well?

10. Door to Door Nursing

I want you to consider door-to-door nursing or private duty nursing. This is where you can work for yourself and not through a company. My mom actually did this; she did private duty nursing, worked for herself, not under a company, and made bank.

I will say I won’t tell you how much because I don’t know if she wants me to share that, so consider doing this especially if you live in a town where there’s an older generation or if you live somewhere where they’re doing a lot of plastic surgeries that people need to stay in that area for a little while. Consider opening up your house to take care of those people post-op.

So, which one of these side hustles interests you the most? Comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to say. And also, if you are working a side hustle that is nursing-related, comment that down below if I did not touch on it here. Alright, but that is it for today’s Article, everyone. Thank you for tuning in.

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