2 PRN jobs?
- 0Sep 28, '11 by EDnursetobeHi everyone:
I was just wondering how many of you have 2 PRN jobs at the same time and what it's like in terms of weekly schedule/hours and pay? do you like it?
I've been thinking that in the future I might like to work 2 PRN jobs instead of full time on one unit.
would love to hear people's experiences with this.
Also, anyone out there work like a 9-5 office type job and still PRN at the bedside?
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- 1Sep 28, '11 by HorseshoeI have two PRN jobs. The down side is there are no benefits. I get my health insurance through my husband. Because he is self employed, our insurance is expensive, has a very high deductible, and has a 20% copay, which is high.
I do like the flexibility and I work PRN in two totally different fields, which I also like.
- 0Sep 28, '11 by Gently.meI also have two PRN jobs, and I love it. My first job is at a neurosurgery center and the second is at urgent care.
The pros are:
1. Great experience in both
2. Both jobs are completely different (scheduled vs. no schedule), so it keeps me on my toes
3. You get to see a lot of different things and work with different nurses
4. Job flexibility. I decide my schedule
5. Pay is usually more
Cons to per diem:
1. No benefits. This one really sucks
2. No set hours. I had one week where I only worked 15 hours...
3. Sometimes you are not considered truly part of a nursing team, just there when needed.
One of my jobs is looking to hire full time, and I am going to accept that offer due to the need of benefits. My schedule will soon be: Neurosurgery M-F and Urgent Care every other weekend if available.
I do like having ther experience. Working in one place can sometimes narrow the scope of nursing....
- 0Sep 28, '11 by RNperdiemI only work one prn job, but a couple of my coworkers have a full time job and then work prn.
One works M-F in research, and the other is a NP.
The downside of 2 prn jobs is that you are required to work (at least in my job)one summer holiday and one winter holiday. Two jobs means more holidays worked.
- 0Sep 29, '11 by Quark09I was wondering what would be the best way to schedule two PRN jobs; I didn't know if most people set aside certain days/shifts with one agency, and then worked around that with the other, or just leave it all up in the air.
I'm on my husband's insurance too, so the benefits isn't an issue. What I'm really liking is the experience; one job is peds LTAC; the other is adult home care, who are for the most part medically stable.