My name is Siti, and I am both a full time nurse and a freelance nurse. I started my nursing journey in ITE studying and furthered my studies overseas at Coventry University in the UK. I have been practicing as a nurse for over six years. I worked in Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital in their mental health institute and am currently working in an Aesthetic clinic. I work as a freelance nurse during my off days and here are the five reasons why I love being a freelance nurse and why you should give it a try!
1. Never a Dull Day in the Office
Being a freelance nurse, you will be working in new places regularly. You will never know where you will be working next and who your next patient is, which will keep things from becoming stale and mundane. The patients are usually more relaxed in their own homes, and this makes them much easier to work with. Most of them even enjoy having you around, sharing their life stories and experiences and you go about your job. It makes things more interesting versus a hospital setting where the patients tend to be more reserved.
2. Flexible Schedule
The ability to pick your work schedule is a blessing. It gives those who either want to work full time and earn more money on the side like myself or work around their schedule while taking care of their family and personal interest. In any situation, it gives you the flexibility that you need to plan your schedule.
3. Free Food
Often, the families you are working for will provide you with lunch and/or dinner. This is amazing as not only do you get to eat home cooked food – you also feel the warmth of the family as most of them will treat you like part of the family.
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4. Different People
Being a freelancer, you get to work with various people, and that means you don’t get the usual work politics. No power plays and greedy people to deal with. This also means your patients change too. Learning to deal with different people day in and day out will be a great skill to learn.
5. Not As Tiring
Being a freelance nurse is not as physically draining as working in a hospital setting. Working in a ward, you tend to do a lot of over time, and this can get frequent. As a freelance nurse, patients book you for the hours that they require and that usually means not much of time will be wasted. In this way, it is sporadic that you will need to do any overtime, if ever.
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