It’s a good time to be a registered nurse (RN) in Salt Lake City (SLC). You’ve probably already heard that the need for RNs is projected to increase by 9% nationwide by 2030, but did you know that RN jobs in Salt Lake City are projected to grow by 47% by the same year? Furthermore, did you know that the location quotient for RNs in Utah is currently the lowest in the country? This means that Utah has the smallest ratio of registered nurses compared with the national ratio. In other words, you are practically guaranteed to find RN jobs in SLC.
Finding a job is one thing, but you’re probably still wondering if you’ll be able to find a job that pays well. Rest assured; not only are RNs in high demand in Utah, but the average annual salary for RNs in Salt Lake City ($75,570) is even slightly higher than the national average for RNs ($75,330).
With RNs in such high demand, why settle for a fixed salary, horrible schedules, and zero flexibility? If you will be able to find work whenever you want it, why not work per diem?
What Is Per Diem?
The term ‘per diem’ comes from Latin and means ‘per day’. It is used in the same way as the term PRN, which stands for ‘pro re nata’ in Latin and means ‘as needed’. Both of these terms are used in healthcare to refer to temporary work for a healthcare facility.
For an RN, per diem work could be a single isolated shift, or it could be a long-term career choice.
If you choose to do PRN work as an RN, you will be able to pick up as many shifts as you like, when you like, at the healthcare facilities where you want to work, in the areas that you enjoy working in. In other words, in a city such as SLC, where RNs are in such high demand, you get to call the shots. Moreover, since healthcare facilities that post PRN shifts are pretty desperate to cover staffing needs, you can expect higher hourly rates than you would get at a long-term job.
Dear RN: You’ve Earned a Break
As an RN, you’ve certainly done your time – and then some. Particularly over these past two years of COVID-19 pandemic when work has been so intense and stressful. You might not be ready to retire yet, but you still deserve a break. Does your job have you working the night shift? Are you working over the weekends and holidays? Are you missing all your kids’ plays and soccer games? With PRN jobs, you can change your life around. You can work hard for stretches at a time and then take time off whenever you want to: you can be there for your family when they need you the most; you can make it to your cousin’s wedding; you can go on that road trip to Vegas with your friends. Instead of being iron chains tying you down to a specific place and schedule as permanent jobs are, per diem jobs will give you the freedom to travel, have new experiences, and in general work to live – not live to work.
Per Diem RN Jobs in Salt Lake
Don’t worry; we won’t keep you waiting any longer. You are here for a PRN job, and you can have one in as little as 15 minutes! All you have to do is register with the Nursa™ healthcare staffing app, add you license, and begin browsing for available shifts in your area. When you find a shift that you are interested in, you request it and wait for the healthcare facility to approve your request and schedule you. Then you show up for work and get paid for the shift – end of story. Finding work for RNs in Salt Lake City has never been this simple. Don’t overthink it; you have absolutely nothing to lose. Visit Nursa™, create your account, and find per diem jobs today!