Per Diem Nursing
Per diem (a.k.a. "PRN") nursing offers the flexibility to pick up shifts as needed at local facilities while earning a higher hourly rate than regular staff. Additionally, per diem nurses can choose when and where they want to work, gain experience in different settings, and enjoy the challenges and rewards of on-call opportunities.
Gifted Healthcare Started in Per Diem Nursing
Gifted Healthcare is an award-winning company originally created to support per diem nurses.
We have top per diem nursing jobs and convenient local contract nursing opportunities that fit your lifestyle and meet you where you are.
You can also earn full-time benefits for part-time hours (you must work 30 hours per week consistently).
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“The flexibility of my schedule and being able to go to different facilities attracted me to per diem nursing. I have had the opportunity to do School Nursing, Covid Testing, MedSurg, Tele, and I really enjoy the variety.
My PRN job let me keep my full-time job and pick up extra shifts. I love that I am in control.”
- Vantrelle, RN
“I started per diem nursing when Hurricane Ida hit. I was missing a lot of moments with my daughter so per diem nursing worked better for me. PRN nursing helped me establish a good routine and work a schedule that is better for my family.
I also enjoy getting to feel out multiple facilities and getting my feet wet in different fields.”
- Adrienne, RN
Per Diem Nursing FAQ
Per Diem is Latin for "by the day," which means that you get to work flexible shifts as needed by facilities in your area without signing a contract.
Per Diem nurses may be called to fill in for staff shortages, help with seasonal demand, or provide assistance if a staff nurse gets sick. Because of this, you may need to work in different facilities or departments, depending on where you are needed most. Either way, you will be free to pick up shifts when you are available or decline them if you are not.
PRN stands for "pro re nata," which is Latin for "as needed." It is often used interchangeably with Per Diem, which means "by the day."
Both PRN and Per Diem are used to describe staffing opportunities where nurses or clinicians can schedule shifts at a facility without needing to sign a contract.
- Opportunity to make extra income by working additional shifts outside of your regular work hours.
- Ability to keep your license active even when you aren’t working full time.
- Flexibility to control your schedule and work when you want to work.
- Variety of experiences at different facilities in your area to learn new skills and grow your resume.
- Often offers higher pay per hour.
Two years of experience in your specialty are required to begin per diem nursing through Gifted Healthcare.
We have made it simple – look for jobs near you on our Job Board by selecting “per diem” or “local contract” in the “job type” dropdown.
When our team sees you have marked a shift as available, they will give you a call at confirmation time if you are needed for the shift. Be prepared for the call and ready to work the shift. If you are not 100% certain of availability for a shift, do not mark yourself as available.
Be sure to bring your RN license, credentials, and photo ID. The staffing office may need to make their copies on your first shift.
When picking up shifts at different facilities, always head to the Nurse Staffing Office to sign in with the supervisor to receive your assignment.
You can remove your availability from your schedule any time before the two-hour confirmation window. We highly recommend calling as in advance as possible to give facilities enough time to plan replacements.
Per Diem nurses receive the same benefits Gifted Healthcare offers all nurses including day-one benefits, premium pay, and 24/7 support.
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