PRN pay scale the same as staff......

  1. 0 I went for my first job interview last week, it went really well and I think they are going to offer me a position but........I would like to work PRN after my orientation and the nurse recruiter informed me that the pay sclae for PRN is the same as staff I was always told that you make more for being PRN since you are working without benefets.....is this normal?

    I confirmed with the lady that the only real benefit to me working PRN is that I could have a more flexible schedule which she agreed with but I am also wondering if working PRN may give me more of an opportunity to work overtime this winter.

    Input anyone?

    Chelle
  2. Visit  Chelle2780 profile page

    About Chelle2780

    From 'Indiana'; 43 Years Old; Joined Jul '05; Posts: 43.

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  3. Visit  JCRN profile page
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    There are 2 hospitals in the area where I live. One pays the same wage for PRN wages, the other (where I work) pays $28/hr for PRN. I was told the reason my hospital pays a higher wage is because we use some agency staff, which are paid at $28/hr, so they might as well pay their own no benefit employees the same rate.
  4. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    Where I work, PRN get 15% above "FTE" in their base. For this, they do w/o other benefits such as medical/dental/education plans. We also do not accrue PTO (paid time off). But we DO get to participate in the 401K program, which I do.

    PRN should get a differential, if they don't have the same bennies FTE do.
  5. Visit  SharonH, RN profile page
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    Wow, the only benefit in this situation is to the hospital. It's cheaper for them because they are paying you the same pay without benefits so your compensation is actually much, much less and they can cancel you any time. What nerve! I wouldn't do it.
  6. Visit  L&Dnurse2Be profile page
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    Where I work PRN's make at least $25/hr plus weekend/shift diffs depending on experience. There are 2 ways to look at PRN. You do have a much more flexible schedule. I make my own. But...if your unit is overstaffed, you are the first to float to another unit...and if the hospital census is low, you are the first to get cancelled. Can be good and bad!
  7. Visit  marie o'brien profile page
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    I went Prn about 9 mos after I graduated from nursing school. My salary went from $25/hr to $40-$42/hr (nights). I work in a city.
  8. Visit  Chelle2780 profile page
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    They called back today to offer me a position, I told them that I was interested in the staff position. If I am not going to get extra $$$ for PRN I would just assume having the insurance and benefits.

    Marie O'brien-Do you mind me asking what city you work in? That is incredible pay. Where I am at I think @$30 is good for PRN rate.

    Chelle
  9. Visit  jkaee profile page
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    I actually worked at a place that paid the PRN employess less than the base rate for FT/PT people. Their rationale was that if they paid them less then they'd want to (or have to) come in to work more.


    Every other place I have worked pays more for PRN staff. That's the way it should be, esp. if they call you often to work on short notice.
  10. Visit  jsteine1 profile page
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    Quote from jkaee
    I actually worked at a place that paid the PRN employess less than the base rate for FT/PT people. Their rationale was that if they paid them less then they'd want to (or have to) come in to work more.


    Every other place I have worked pays more for PRN staff. That's the way it should be, esp. if they call you often to work on short notice.

    Theoretically, that should work for this facility, and was probably cooked up by a corporate theorist, who needs some grass roots experience. but I doubt is does work. People work PRN for a reason, their limited availability due to other obligations, not just the ususal higher pay rate. Sounds like you're not there anymore, but I bet this is changing.


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