Making Money As A Nurse


It is no secret that nursing can be the most rewarding and grueling profession. Long hours, but filled with people and care. However, many nurses have some student debt as well as needing to balance life and work. Making some extra money as a nurse might be something that you are thinking about. 

Per Diem Shifts

This is a ‘pre-day’ shift pattern. It is possible to do so through nursing agencies, and you will be sent to hospitals and care facilities that have a shortage that day—relieving their understaffed issues. Per diem shifts tend to pay better, and even if you only work a short shift, you’ll get the day’s pay. 

Medical Transcription

If you find that you have extra time, then you can be a medical transcriptionist. You’ll need to be certified in most cases, but you can do this as long as you have a computer and the internet. Medical transcribing is listening to recorded medical reports and copying them into written reports. 

Medical Coding

For medical coding, you will need to classify medical diagnoses and list all of the corresponding medical billing codes for correct insurance claims. This work is essential to ensure that the insurance companies can accurately work out the claims for the patients. 


Nursing is a profession that has been around for hundreds of years, and there is no end of avenues and opportunities, and who knows what the future holds for the nurses of today – and those who are about to embark on their nursing degree or career. Take a look at the infographic below to see a brief history of nursing. 


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