The job of a nurse can be one of the most satisfying jobs out there. It is always nice to know that your skills make people’s lives better and are making a difference. Moreover, there is an acute shortage of nurses in nearly all the states of the U.S.A. Currently, opportunities are all over and the future’s looking brighter than ever for qualified nurses. But you could always either make some extra income or operate a nursing business full time as an alternative. Here are five great home based business opportunities for future and current nurses.
Start a Private Nursing Service
You could build a nursing facility where you would be attending to the needs of people under treatment for injuries and diseases. All you need to succeed is professional experience, an agreeable personality and a desire to succeed. However, you should only handle what you can. Where necessary, refer patients to qualified doctors.
Take Nursing Care to Patients’ Homes
This is in many ways similar to running a private nursing service. The only difference is that here, you would be visiting patients in their homes. Nowadays, many patients are recovering from home, and some might feel too weak to visit hospitals. Nursing agencies can charge a premium for their services and patients are often more than happy to pay for it because of the convenience these service offer.
Sell Medical Supplies
You are familiar with many instruments and equipment used in hospitals. It wouldn’t be that difficult to convince doctors and nurses in hospitals and private practices to buy your goods. You may also explore the idea of setting up a drug store and dispense over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Some states may frown a little at this though.
Become a Tutor
Did you know that only 1 % of nurses in the U.S hold a doctoral degree? There is a shortage of nurse educators in the country, according to the Institute of Nursing. Training institutions turn thousands of interested students away because they don’t have enough tutors. You can use your nurse practitioner doctorate degree to get teaching opportunities in a suitable college. If you don’t have such qualification, you may consider enrolling in any of the credible online doctoral nursing programs. A teaching job can be a great way to earn supplemental or full-time income.
Become a Freelance Writer
Write articles and blog posts for use in authoritative medical blogs. There are also magazines, newspapers, and health publications that can pay you handsomely to write quality articles for them. You may even end up earning as much as 1,000 dollars for every piece you write, so don’t take this option lightly.
The services of nurses are in great demand today and it is possible more than ever for motivated nurses to make some extra cash doing what they love while keeping their day jobs. A well-run business related to the medical field can make a committed nurse a lot of extra dollars.