Shift one out of two and my alarm sounds at 4:45 a.m. It’s time to start the morning pep talk.
“Alright, you can do this. It is time to get up and out of bed. ”
As tempting as it is to hit the snooze button, the allure of a hot cup of coffee before work is more enticing. It is time to clock in and get reports started … time to assess what kind of day I am about to have...
It’s true — there are a lot of startups that are entering into the per diem nursing market right now.
And it’s no wonder why that’s happening. Understaffing at facilities has led to nurses’ strikes across the nation. While many qualified nurses would love to pick up extra shifts on a per diem basis, access to those job postings has been limited to agencies and recruiters.
If you’re looking for ways to earn some additional money — and let’s be honest, who isn’t? — as an RN, you have a wide variety of opportunities available to you. Finding your ideal side job really depends on your lifestyle and financial goals. Whether you’re looking for a short-term income boost or a long-term stable base, there are options for you.
You’re excited about the new opportunity and to experience life at a new facility; you may not be quite as excited about once again being the newbie on your shift.
Connecting with the full-time staff at your temporary facility can be a daunting task, especially when your tenure is intentionally designed to be short-lived. But it’s also one of the most important things to ensure your happiness and satisfaction as a per diem nurse...