Part-time nurses can expect to earn a similar hourly rate as their full-time counterparts, however, obviously the annual salary will be tied directly to the number of hours worked within the year. Part-time Registered Nurses often work between 24 and 32 hours per week, however, in most cases, the number of hours you work will be negotiable between you and your employer.
Working as a part-time nurse offers numerous advantages. These can include increased flexibility in your working hours, as well as being able to define your working hours more clearly if you have other responsibilities, such as child or elder care, for example. Additionally, as is true for full-time Registered Nurses, there is almost always the opportunity to take on additional hours when your hospital or healthcare facility is under pressure—or simply needs to fill the spot of someone on vacation.