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With Nursa, registered nurses provide and coordinate patient care in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care centers, assisted living facilities (ALFs), skilled nursing centers, outpatient care centers, home healthcare services, dialysis clinics, and other types of nursing care facilities. RNs assess patients’ healthcare needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and provide education and emotional support for patients and their families.

RN Responsibilities:

Although work duties can vary significantly depending on an RN’s particular work setting and specialty, here are some common RN responsibilities:

  • Collect information and assess a patient’s condition by taking their vital signs and medical history, performing physical examinations and observations, and analyzing laboratory tests
  • Collaborate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to plan and coordinate patient care
  • Develop and implement patient care plans based on ongoing assessments and physician’s instructions
  • Administer medications and other treatments as prescribed 
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in a patient's condition
  • Work with patients and family members to explain treatments and procedures
  • Advocate for the best interests of the patient and serve as a communicator between the patient and the healthcare team 
  • Educate patients and family members about health promotion and self-care management and offer emotional support
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and ensure compliance with established policies and procedures

RN Qualifications:

Here are basic qualifications and fundamental nursing skills of Nursa RNs: 

  • Current and valid RN license 
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and/or Basic Life Support (BLS) certification 
  • Knowledge of nursing procedures and protocols 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills 
  • Ability to provide compassionate and reliable care

RN Benefits:

RNs who find jobs with Nursa enjoy all of the following advantages:

  • Competitive hourly rates
  • Fast and straightforward payments
  • Flexible scheduling to accommodate all preferences and lifestyles
  • Access to a wide range of per diem jobs and other short-term assignments
  • User-friendly platform and downloadable app for easy job booking 
Get Started in Minutes:
Nursa enables registered nurses (RNs) to work when and where they want. Get started in three easy steps:
  • Set up an account
  • Upload your licenses/certifications
  • Request shifts

About Required RN License:

To become a registered nurse (RN), an individual needs to complete an accredited nursing program for RNs. After that, they must complete a licensure application and approval process that meets their respective state’s licensing requirements and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Furthermore, RNs must renew licensure periodically, following their state’s requirements.

About Location:

Exploring Tampa's beautiful scenery while living as a nursing professional provides numerous benefits. From its pristine beaches, lush parks, and exciting attractions, there is always something to do. Moreover, convenience to larger cities offers excellent networking opportunities.

Florida is often referred to as the "Sunshine State" because of its beautiful beaches, warm weather, and abundance of sunshine. Nursing professionals enjoy picking up per diem shifts in Florida because of its excellent compensation, diverse cultures, and ample medical facilities. There are many opportunities to explore in the state, making it a prime destination for nurses.

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Whether you are a local or are thinking about moving to Tampa, read on to learn everything you need to know about working in the nursing field in this city, including some exciting news about brand-new healthcare facilities and how to find the highest-paying per diem work in Florida. 

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Are you looking for high-paying CNA, LPN, or RN jobs in Florida? Apply for per diem nursing jobs from the palm of your hand with our PRN nurse staffing mobile app.

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Registered nurses (RNs) must go through a rigorous process to become licensed RNs and maintain licensure. The process includes completion of an approved nursing program, standardized testing, and other state-mandated requirements.

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License Type
Average Pay Per Hour
Date Posted
September 6, 2023
Valid Through
October 31, 2023
Type Of Shifts
Per Diem

There is so much uncertainty after graduating from college, and nursing school is not the exception. Should you stay in your hometown? Should you move out of state in search of higher pay? Should you continue your studies right away or get some work experience first? All these questions and many more are no doubt flooding your mind but don’t worry; just continue reading, and you will find the information you were looking for to help you take that next huge step: finding your first job as a registered nurse (RN). And if what you are looking for are RN jobs in Tampa, we’ll help you get the highest-paying RN jobs the Tampa Bay area can offer.

How Much Do Nurses Make?

Within the United States, there is a huge variation among nurse salaries. Whereas the national average salary for RNs in the US is $82,750 per year, the annual average in California is $124,000, and the average in South Dakota is $60,540. Furthermore, nurse salaries vary greatly depending on the industry nurses work in. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industry that pays RNs the highest wages is nonscheduled air transportation with an average annual salary of $112,630 while nursing care facilities pay nurses $72,260 on average. Evidently, the more qualified nurses are, the higher their pay will be as well; RNs who have specialized graduate education can more than double their salaries, as is the case with nurse anesthetists, who earn $202,470 annually on average. As you can see, the question of how much nurses make is not as simple as it may seem.

How Much Do New Nurses Make in Tampa, Florida?

If you are a newly graduated nurse, you’re probably wondering where your salary would fall among all this variation. The annual average salary for an RN in Florida is $72,000; if you work in the Tampa Bay area, this average increases to $73,380 per year. Logically, your salary as a newly graduated RN would be lower than the average salary in Tampa; however, we’ll let you in on a little secret: you can pick up PRN jobs as soon as you graduate from nursing school, and these jobs pay significantly more per shift than staff positions do. In fact, through Nursa™’s healthcare staffing app, you can earn as much as $650 per shift!

PRN RN Jobs Tampa

Once you have your Florida state license, you can use the Nursa™ PRN staffing app to request PRN shifts. You won’t need more than 15 minutes to download the app, answer some questions, and upload your license for verification. After these three simple steps, you will be able to browse the RN jobs in Tampa Bay – or wherever else you would like to work. If you’re just getting started, consider applying for the shifts that others might not want in order to have less competition for the jobs – night shifts, weekends, holidays; not only will you have a higher probability of getting these jobs, but you will make significantly more per hour on these shifts than you would for a regular day shift. 

What if I Don’t Have a Florida License? 

Florida is part of the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC), so if you obtained your license in another compact state, you can still practice in Florida. Currently, there are 37 states and one US territory that are part of the eNLC, so your license is most likely valid to work in Florida, but if you are not sure, you can check this list of compact states.

Keep in mind that the opposite is also true: if you received your state license in Florida, you are also eligible to work in 36 other states. If you like traveling, you can use the Nursa™ app to find PRN jobs in any state you want. What are you waiting for? Get started today! 

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