Kansas City KS

Ready for PRN, nursing specialty, or allied health care jobs in Kansas City, Kansas, the sunflower state? Is it a rewarding place to live? Read on!

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PRN Jobs in Kansas City RNs, LPNs, & CNAs

Per Diem Work in Kansas City, KS

Ready for PRN, nursing specialty, or allied health care jobs in Kansas City, Kansas, the sunflower state? Is it a rewarding place to live? Read on!

As in other cities, Kansas City needs more nurses because it suffers a shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)s, and allied healthcare workers. Nationwide over 100 nursing specialties and 80 plus allied health care professions provide a broad range of care and healing for all ages and needs. 

Just a few of these vitally important and compelling occupations are:

Allied Health Care

Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) 

SLPs treat speech and swallowing disorders, often due to a stroke, working with a collaborative team of experts, including registered nurses (RNs), physical therapists, physicians, audiologists, and psychologists. The average salary is $85,820.

Respiratory Therapists (RTs)

R.T.s, help resolve breathing problems with the collaboration of doctors and nurses to assess pulmonary function and design and provide treatment. Average salary: $61,330.

Nursing Specialties

Dialysis Nurses (CDNs) :  

Dialysis nursing is part of nephrology nursing, which involves caring for patients suffering from acute or chronic kidney-related diseases, often expertly administering dialysis. Kidney disease can be a frightening and extremely complex condition, often found in patients with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or infectious disease that may sap the strength of every organ in the body, calling for an integrated approach. Average salary: $72,000.

Nurse Midwives (CNMs)

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), certified as CNMs, care for pregnant patients from labor through delivery and provide postpartum assistance. Average salary: $105,300.

Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

CRNAs administer anesthesia and determine pain medication, carefully observe vital signs, make adjustments, and monitor patients during surgical procedures and recovery. This specialty requires advanced degrees and must also obtain state accreditation as APRNs. The higher salary reflects the training required. Average salary: $174,790.

Oncology Nurses (OCN) 

OCNs care for cancer patients, from the inpatient ward to the bone marrow transplant unit, from outpatients to palliative care. They administer chemotherapy, identify symptoms, and monitor progress, which is crucial in creating a comfortable and supportive environment for cancer patients. Average salary: $72,846.

CNAs in Kansas earn a median of $30,881 per year, more than $1000 over the national median CNA pay, which does well cover living expenses for a single person but far from enough for a family. Try picking up well-paid shifts using Nursa.

Cost of Living in Kansas City, KS

Prices for goods and services in Kansas City, KS, are close to the national average, but housing costs significantly less. The estimated monthly expenses for a family of four, not including rent, are $4416. A single person can live on $1774.

One advantage is the public transportation system, Ride K.C. It offers buses, shared bike rides, and a free streetcar, saving thousands of dollars in gas. The buses are also free through 2023, returning to the pre-pandemic rate of $1.50 per ride.

PRN and Other Nursing Jobs for You in Kansas City?

Kansas is an excellent place for OCNs because, among several other specialized cancer hospitals, it has the outstanding University of Kansas Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the region, an elite distinction won by only 53 medical institutions in the country. In addition, in 2022, for the 11th year, the U.S. News & World Report listed K.U.’s interdisciplinary cancer program among the nation’s top 50.

As in other cities, Kansas City has many hospitals and health centers needing nurses and health care professionals, but it can be daunting to go job hunting. The Nursa app can do this for you, especially if you want to try out some shifts in different hospitals or prefer to choose shifts over a commitment to one position.

Healthcare jobs are soaring with unprecedented growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15% increase in healthcare employment through 2029 -- more than any other career category. The demand for healthcare services has given rise to an expansion of specialized nursing careers for RNs  and APRNs.

As well as job opportunities, Kansas City offers a range of prospects for R.N.s to specialize and increase their salary by $30,000 or more. Since 2019 Kansas has been one of the compact states, so the certification or degrees earned in Kansas are valid in 37 states and two U.S. territories.

Things To Do in Kansas City, Kansas

Natural beauty at the many lakes and parks in the surrounding area provides wonderful relaxation with family, friends, or just some time to yourself. Check out a few of these close-by parks:

  • Wyandotte Park, a rural retreat within the city limits, has a 400-acre lake with boat rental and a kids’ fishing pond, a bridle trail, an off-leash dog area and 1,500 acres of woodlands, a park where you can enjoy birdwatching, searching for boldly colored bufflehead ducks, green-winged teal, common goldeneyes or even an occasional bald eagle.
  • Kaw Point Park, the exact location where the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped for three days in 1804, and an excellent place to see the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, right downtown.
  • South Lake Park, Black Hoof Park, and Shawnee Mission Park Beach are all around 10 miles from Kansas City, KS, and all on stunningly, magnificent lakes.

In addition to the joy of the great outdoors, Kansas City has a yearly Renaissance Festival at a 16-acre village with Old-English fun and games! All the famous carnivals have screaming carnival rides, dreamy pony rides, and sometimes even a corn maze to explore. Just across the river in Missouri, still in the Kansas City metropolis, a diversity of theaters stage rock, pop, jazz, country concerts, and even Broadway musicals and symphony orchestras.

Make your schedule, and combine shifts with art, nature, studies, and fun. The Nursa app will help you find those shifts. Check it out!

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