What is per diem? | allnurses

What is per diem?

  1. 0 ...I google this :chuckle but i can't find the definition.
  2. Visit  Student179 profile page

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  3. Visit  BebobthefrogFNP profile page
    It means as needed, typically work whenever you're needed and usually don't receive any benefits.
  4. Visit  Butterfliesnroses profile page
    In addition to what bebobthefrogRN said...at my work LTC facility they used to give the per diem higher pay (d/t not having benefits and being on call/as needed)...they'd since done away with that where I work and you are either considered full time or part time.
  5. Visit  krissyhoff profile page
    Where I work per diem nurses make more than full time RNs