Job Seeker Resources October 27, 2022

By Cassandra Damascus

Top Per Diem Nursing Locations

Healthcare facilities nationwide turn to per diem nurses to supplement their nursing teams. Per diem, literally meaning "per day" are nurses who are flexible and work in a gig-economy style. Per diem nurses (or local nurses), prevent staffing shortages by meeting patient-to-nurse ratios.

This particularly comes in handy if there is a natural disaster or local emergency that challenges staff nurses and can cause absences. Choosing per diem nurses saves time and money for healthcare facilities as well as they are ready to work and have extensive experience before starting their job. The flexible nature of the position helps facilities stay on budget and save time on training costs, especially when using agencies such as NurseFinders that have 24/7 clinical support for their local nurses to access.

Where are Per Diem Nurses Needed the Most?

Per diem nurses have the option to work at a variety of facilities. This includes hospitals, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, vaccination hubs, schools, outpatient facilities, and more. This adds to the attraction of this flexible nursing job.

When working per diem, nurses can gain experience in various medical settings and work with multiple clinician teams to build their skills.

While nurses are always in demand, these major cities report the highest needs of per diem nurses:

Per Diem Nursing Jobs in Seattle, Washington

Seattle is an energizing city in a temperate climate and is surrounded by some of the most natural beauty found in the U.S. Being near the coast, Seattle is filled with delicious eateries featuring the top seafood. And you don't need to stray far from the city to find an adventure.

North Cascades National Park with its 300+ glaciers is only a couple hours away, along with the rainforests in Olympic National Park.Multiple local R.N. nursing jobs are available in Seattle, including ICU, ER, TELE, L&D, MS, and CVICU, all offering over $60 per hour. There are also multiple CNA jobs available at $29-$32 per hour.

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Per Diem Nursing Jobs in Tampa, Florida

Tampa offers active adventures, including amusement parks and beach activities, exotic wildlife, and authentic culture and cuisine, all at a relaxing pace. The 2+ mile riverwalk in downtown Tampa allows local nurses to bike, walk, run, and discover the city's favorite attractions.

Multiple local R.N. nursing jobs are available in Tampa, including ICU, ER, TELE, L&D, MS, and CVICU, all offering over $40 per hour. Per diem nurses who work with NurseFinders also receive comprehensive benefits, supplemental coverage options, 401(k), and access to free CEUs.

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Per Diem Nursing Jobs in New York City

New York City is a multicultural epicenter booming with diversity, culture, history, and innovation. The lively city is filled with larger-than-life attractions across the five boroughs. There is world-class dining, entertainment, and easy access to waterfronts and the coast.

With high demand comes high pay, and per diem OR RNs can earn up to $99 per hour. Other openings with high pay rates include L&D, NICU, ICU, and ER RNs. Per diem nurses who work with NurseFinders also receive comprehensive benefits, supplemental coverage options, 401(k), and access to free CEUs.

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Per Diem Nursing Jobs in Washington D.C.

Enjoy the nation's capital bubbling with sightseeing and history when you're a local nurse in Washington, D.C. Locals use the metro and bikes to navigate the city and commute. There are countless museums to enrich your knowledge base and the finest culinary and art experiences.

PICU RNs can earn up to $91 per hour and Oncology RNs can earn up to $81 per hour. Other positions in demand include MS, TELE, PCU, ER, and IR RNs. Nurses and allied clinicians who work with NurseFinders also receive comprehensive benefits, supplemental coverage options, 401(k), and access to free CEUs.

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Per Diem Nursing Jobs in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is consistently considered one of the best places to live in Texas, and a lot of it has to do with its affordability and well-kept infrastructure. The warm climate keeps outdoor activities alive year-round with waterways and parks that are easily accessible.

ICU, PCU, ER, TELE, NICU, and L&D RNs can all earn over $50 per hour in San Antonio. Other roles available include MS RN, LPN/LVN, and Postpartum RN. Local nurses who work with NurseFinders also receive comprehensive benefits, supplemental coverage options, 401(k), and access to free CEUs.

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How to Find Per Diem Nursing Jobs Near You

We work with thousands of healthcare facilities across the country, including top hospitals as well as schools, government facilities, and more. Our recruiters can help you find a rewarding per diem job near you.

If you're looking for per diem nursing jobs in your area, use our job search portal to find the best jobs with the highest rates. Want to get started working in one of these city centers? Fill out this quick application to begin!

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