So let's look at some non-hospital based jobs
that offer a good amount of flexibility for
while you're in nursing school.
This is in no way a comprehensive list, but
these are just jobs I've seen people with
over the years, and they've had a lot of
success with them.
Obviously, my favorite choice was being a
waitress or a bartender because that is
what I did. So it's the best choice.
I'm biased. I found it gave me a ton of
The hours were in the evening or weekends so
I could work at around school and then the
pay was honestly really great.
I learned a ton of people skills, how to
communicate, how to prioritize tasks
and deal with people who were very upset
that this pasta was orange and not yellow
like the picture showed.
Rude. Similar to nursing, your patrons kind
of got a little survey at
the end of their visit, and they were asked
about their service.
And in restaurants it's about the service
and instead of meds, but they're very
similar. I was handing out beer instead of
Admittedly not the same, but overall a very
similar experience and a
decent choice. Another huge winner was as a
nanny or a babysitter.
As a nursing student, you can absolutely
flex your "I'm a nursing
student" status on your Care.com profile.
And not only can you charge more because you
know CPR and all the other things, but you'll
also be sought out as a trusted person
because people generally trust nurses and
nursing students. My friends who babysat and
nanny during nursing school, they made
bank. And once you build up a little
clientele, you can literally just release the
days, evenings and weekends that you are
willing to work and people can sign up.
It's totally flexible.
It can work around any schedule, and you can
do a ton of, like, date
nights babysitting in between.
You can have a steady job.
People also literally got paid to study,
like, once the kids went to bed.
It was honestly, like, I probably should have
picked this path instead, but this is a great
option. Definitely look into this one as
Next we have on campus jobs.
These are things like working in the
I don't... I have no other examples.
My only friend I knew that worked for school,
worked in the library.
But there's lots of on campus jobs.
The jobs are usually quite low stress.
The pay is not superb, but your employer is
literally the school.
So they know that they need to be flexible
around your schedule.
And most of the time you can also just do
homework while you sit there, and it's
totally fine. And as the last job idea, you
can always teach something and make your own
schedule. I had a few friends who taught,
like, swimming lessons, piano lessons,
coached soccer, tutored or something like
And it was awesome because they literally
could make their own hours and people came to
them. Really, really flexible and you could
be as busy or as chill as you wanted,
depending on your semester or the week that
you were in.
So those are just a handful of jobs that are
not super healthcare based for when you are
in nursing school and if you have other
flexible job ideas, please, by all means, do
leave them down below and I will see you in
the next chapter where we talk about jobs
again. But this time it is your first