Advantages of working as an independent student in healthcare
As a nursing student, you have the option of working under the status of independent student. This offers numerous advantages, both in terms of experience and financially.
In this blog we list several reasons why working as an independent student can be a smart choice for nursing students.
One of the biggest advantages of working as an independent student is flexibility. As an independent student you can decide when you work and how much you work. This way you can easily combine your work with your studies and study planning. Does working on weekends or evenings suit your study schedule better? Then you can choose to only work at the times that best fit your schedule.
By working as an independent student you can gain valuable practical experience. You can work in different healthcare institutions and gain experience with patient groups with different healthcare needs. This way you develop new skills and you are well prepared for your future career as a nurse.
As an independent student you can earn more than if you work via a student job. You can work at rates that you determine or accept yourself. That way you earn a nice penny and you can already start saving for the future.
Development of entrepreneurial skills
Working as an independent student ensures that you develop entrepreneurial skills. These skills can be useful in your future career, especially if you want to work as a self-employed nurse later on.
Opportunity to network
As an independent nursing student, you can work as a full-fledged healthcare professional in various healthcare institutions, together with various healthcare professionals. This offers an excellent opportunity to network and make contacts that can come in handy later when looking for a job after your studies.
Did you know? Did you know that once you have fully completed your first year of nursing, you can apply for a healthcare professional visa? With this you can immediately start working as a fully-fledged healthcare professional within the self-employed student status.
In short, working as an independent student offers many advantages for nursing students. Do you want to increase your income, gain experience and prepare for your future career as a nurse? Then definitely consider working as an independent student in healthcare.
As an independent nursing student, you can immediately register for various assignments for healthcare professionals via the ClickCare platform.
More information about the independent student status can be found here.