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Clinician Spotlight Updated December 30, 2022

By Cassandra Damascus

5 Reasons to Work Per Diem Nursing Jobs

With a new season comes a new schedule. Summer is winding down and “back to school” season is around the corner. Fortunately, nurses have the option to pick up local shifts to accommodate the shift in gears. If you’re a nurse interested in customizing your schedule, or even looking to supplement your income, here are five reasons to work per diem this fall.

Why Per Diem is the Perfect Fit for Back to School

1. Explore New Opportunities

With flu season in the wings and COVID-19 cases still looming, there are new opportunities nurses can take advantage of when working per diem. 

Not only does this give nurses exposure to new healthcare settings, but the additional clinic operations mean there are more shifts to choose from to customize work schedules.

2. Pay Off Your Summer Fun

While summer is a blast and the time off and sunshine are good for your mind, body, and soul, there is often an extra cost to take advantage of the benefits summer brings. The price of vacations, camps, and other summer expenses add up. Per diem nurses can take advantage of their kids being back in school and work local shifts to help cover the cost of summer fun.

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3. Save for The School Year

Each school year brings sports, activities, extracurriculars, and more for each child. Why not book local shifts to supplement the cost? The beauty of per diem shifts is that it can be both a full-time schedule or a gig schedule, and anywhere in between.

4. Work the School Schedule

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Nursing and per diem positions are sometimes available in school settings as well! Never have to suffer the last-minute childcare scramble if you’re already working their school schedule. NurseFinders occasionally has opportunities in school systems- keep an eye out for those.

Children aren’t the only people going back to school this fall. Medical professionals are constantly expanding their skills, and NurseFinders makes it more easily attainable because they supplement the cost of some degree and certificate programs. Find more information on NurseFinders’ Continuing Education page.

5. Short-term Contracts

Fall and winter seasons are busy. With the increase in demand come short-term contract opportunities. This is a great option for nurses to explore new openings that they may not experience otherwise. Per diem jobs are available in many of the fastest-growing nursing specialties in cities across the country. Clinicians working these local shifts enjoy not only the unique “back to school” benefits of working per diem, but also the foundational benefits of working per diem, which are
excellent pay and better work-life balance.

Are you a nurse or per diem clinician interested in working where you want when you want? Use our quick application page, or search per diem jobs in near you!

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