Per Diem Work
When full-time work is not available...
Per Diem is the same as PRN. The initials PRN stands for the Latin phrase "pro re nata," which means "as the situation demands."
It's hard to plan your life or your budget around Per Diem work, unless you're the one who decides when and how often you work. If you're looking for a full-time job in the hospital, PRN assignments can help you get your foot in the door. Being in the right place at the right time can help you get a hospital job. If you work through PRN in a Respiratory Department, your work ethic is already known. You are already a familiar face.
When it's time to hire someone for a part-time or full-time position, your name may come up as a candidate.