There is an abundance of part-time job opportunities for retired nurses, particularly in home health care. Home health nurses specialize in continuous care patients, those whose medical needs require the constant presence of a trained health care professional [source: Childers].
The good news for retired nurses is that you don't need to put in the long hours you did back in your full-time days. Home health nurses work in shifts to cover all 24 hours of the day. Shifts are usually very flexible, from four to 12 hours at a stretch, and you can limit yourself to two or three days a week. Qualified and licensed RNs and LPNs/LVNs can earn more than $60 an hour in high-demand markets where there are a lot of assisted living facilities [source: Dobosz].
Even if you don't have a nursing degree, there are other well-paying and fulfilling part-time jobs in home care. Find out more with our next post-retirement job.