The Pros and Cons of Per Diem Nursing

 In Nurses Weekly

Most nurses don’t think of themselves when Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” comes on the radio. The profession is known for flexible hours and offers big chunks of time off, considering that 65% of nurses already work 12- or 13-hour shifts, according to a study drawn from American Hospital Association Annual Survey of Hospitals data.

But there is an option that offers even more flexibility and even more unusual hours: per diem nursing. Naturally, with those advantages come certain drawbacks. Could per diem nursing be a good fit for you? Here are pros and cons to consider:


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