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How To Become a Per Diem Nurse: Step by Step Guide

Posted July 1, 2019

Per diem nursing is a great way to maintain a career and personal life.  Nurses choose per diem nursing for various reasons, whether you want supplemental income or more time with family.  Whatever your reason, per diem nursing will not disappoint.  If you’re ready to jump into the per diem world, you’ll need to know how to become a per diem nurse.  Let me show you the way!

First Steps

  • Connect with per diem recruiter to help you through the hiring process.
  • Complete an online application.
  • Schedule over the phone interview with your recruiter.
  • Complete pre-hiring work on your personalized online dashboard.
  • Provide two professional references. For instance, you will need one from your current position and another from the specialty you are wanting to be placed in at PRN Healthcare.

Second Steps

  • Begin working with a representative from our compliance team.
  • Compliance representative will collect credentials that facilities require to have on file for you.  Those credentials will go into a profile that will be sent to the client.
  • Compliance representative will assign online employment forms and competency testing.
  • The facility you go to might require additional documents, if that does happen your recruiter will discuss that with you. 
  • The basic hiring requirements for any per diem employee are as follows:

          -Physical and TB (both done within the last 12 months)

          -AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers

          -2 forms of Identification

          -Voided check for direct deposit

          -Photo ID for your name badge

The best part is you do not even have to come in to our office to provide these items, you can simply text or email photos of them to us!

Why Are These Steps Necessary?

We are a Joint Commission Certified agency and we work really hard to provide the very best nurses to our clients. The average hiring time takes two weeks from start to finish. However, if you’re a real go getter you may be able to complete the process faster.  But, please know that becoming a per diem nurse doesn’t happen overnight. The best things in life take time, right?!

If you have further questions about the hiring process please reach out to us, we are happy to help!


Employee Applicant Statement

I certify that the information provided by me in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if I am employed, any false statements or omissions can lead to immediate dismissal, and I agree that Nurses PRN shall not be held liable in any respect if my employment is terminated for that reason. Nurses PRN is hereby authorized to verify the information I have supplied and to conduct any investigation of my personal history records. I authorize the companies, schools, and persons named in this application to give any information requested regarding my employment, character, and qualifications, and release and hold harmless Nurses PRN and the companies, schools, and persons from any liability. I understand and agree that if hired, my employment is at-will, for no definite period and may be terminated at any time without prior notice and without cause. I further understand that any offer of employment may be conditioned upon the results of a physical examination, including tests for the use of controlled substances in accordance with applicable laws.

If hired, I agree to abide by all rules and regulations of Nurses PRN, which I understand are subject to change by Nurses PRN at any time for any reason without prior notice.

Nurses PRN is an equal opportunity employer. Nurses PRN considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally-protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or the interview process should notify Nurses PRN and request such accommodations.

Should an investigation or legal proceeding adversely affect my professional license/certification or ability to perform the functions of the job, I understand that I am obligated to immediately report said occurrence to Nurses PRN’s Chief Nursing Officer at 888-830-8811. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

I represent and warrant that I have read and fully understand the foregoing.


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