Five 12-Hour Shift Nursing Careers You Can Switch to in 2024

Are you thinking of switching careers in nursing this year? Keep reading because this blog post will share 5 12-hour nursing shift careers to consider in 2024.

Nursing is generally a very demanding profession, and it can take its toll on nurses. As a nurse, there are several reasons why you may be considering switching jobs in 2024. Some of the reasons could include wanting a higher salary, a less stressful environment, or trying out a new path. 

12 Hour Shift Careers For Nurses

With a 12-hour career as a nurse, you can have more time to relax and spend with family and friends. It also provides you an avenue to pursue your other interests, like taking up new skills or going after your other passions. Here are some 12-hour shift nursing careers you can consider shifting to in 2024.

School nurse

A school nurse is a healthcare professional whose duty is to ensure that students have access to quality care throughout the day. They administer medications, monitor students' immunization records, and treat injuries, illnesses, and other acute or chronic health problems. This is a great option to consider if you would prefer to practice outside a clinical environment.

Health education specialist

A health education specialist works to promote wellness and also develops and implements strategies to improve the health of individuals. As a nurse, you can transfer your skills to work in health education. Your duties will include developing programs, advocating for improved health resources, etc. As a health education specialist, you can work in schools, businesses and industries, non-profit organizations, state health departments, etc.

Nurse consultant

Nurse consultants are RNs who provide consultation services to improve nursing and other healthcare programs and standards. They may work as clinical consultants, operations consultants, or legal nurse consultants. Their duties vary based on where they work. For example, clinical nurse consultants develop and assess standards of healthcare practice, while legal nurse consultants act as liaisons between healthcare staff and lawyers, offering informed opinions on the nature and origin of patients' injuries or case management. This is a great career path for nurses with the required skills to consider switching to in 2024.

Forensic nurse

Forensic nurses provide compassionate care to victims of violent crime, abuse, or neglect while gathering evidence to support law enforcement. They work in both healthcare and criminology. This career path is one that many nurses switch to because of the nature of the job. If you love solving crime mysteries, you're empathetic, and you have some experience in one-on-one patient care, this is a career path you may consider switching to in 2024.

Physical therapist

Many nurses have experience working with and treating patients with health-related injuries or illnesses that affect their mobility. This makes it very easy to switch to this career path. As a physical therapist, your duties will include reviewing patients' medical history, developing individualized plans of care for patients, evaluating and recording patients' recovery progress, etc.


Nursing is a rewarding profession with many career paths you can switch to. With adequate research, you can find a suitable and equally fulfilling career path to switch to in 2024. This blog has just shown you 5 12-Hour Shift Nursing Careers You Can Switch To In 2024. For more helpful tips, please visit our blog for nurses at Natty Nurses.

January 18, 2024

Natasha Osei

Passionate Nurse Practitioner | People person
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