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Per Diem Life at PRN Healthcare

Posted January 7, 2019

The term contract is pretty self-explanatory, but what exactly is “per diem”? Translated, per diem means “by the day.” Twenty-two years ago, our agency took that meaning and created a company around the idea, PRN Healthcare. PRN is an abbreviation for Pro Re Nata, translated from Latin to “as the circumstances arise, or as needed.” So what does it mean then to be a Per Diem Nurse at PRN Healthcare? Here’s the translation… 

What Is Per Diem Nursing All About?!

At PRN Healthcare, the majority of our per diem nurses work within long term care facilities in WI and IL. We do have per diem needs in our hospital settings in WI, IL, Michigan City, and MO. However, the frequency of needs is less and differs depending on the area. Currently, there are over 90 facilities in WI and over 70 in Illinois!  We work with these facilities to assist with their staffing shortages, whether predicted or last minute openings.

A per diem nurse is brought on board to assist with these shortages.  A nurse is expected to work a minimum of four shifts per month.  This can be any four days, no requirements of weekends or holidays. Every employee keeps a calendar of availability online letting our schedulers know exactly which shift, what days they are available to work. As our facilities send us openings, we are simultaneously reaching out to our active nurses to fill the needs. Besides last minute daily openings, facilities give their needs to PRN Healthcare anywhere from 2-8 weeks ahead of time.  This helps us to solidify schedules for our nurses in advance. From all nursing specialties, per diem nurses can work the minimum of four shifts per month (supplemental income on their days off), part time, or can elect to work on a full time basis for PRN Healthcare.

Why Work Per Diem at PRN Healthcare?

So why should you explore the per diem world at PRN Healthcare? Don’t take it from me, take it from those who know it best. I have over 60 nurses currently working for PRN Healthcare both part time and full time!  They enjoy several aspects of working as a per diem nurse, primarily the flexibility of creating their own schedule (imagine being able to make it to every t-ball game or participate in every holiday tradition if you’d like, yay!). They also enjoy working at different facilities (a typical nurse works between 3-6 different places in their area), and the ability to meet new people and learn about different facilities.

Have more questions about per diem? Ready to sign up? Carpe Diem!! There are several recruiters here at PRN Healthcare ready for your call, we can’t wait to meet you!


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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