Quote from ZoeK
What are the advantages and disadvantages of per diem work compared to pool and regular staffing?
Advantages: more $, less work hours. More weekends and holidays off (where I work), just more flexibility in general.
Disadvantages: No benefits (if you need them), you don't accrue seniority at the same rate as benefitted nurses, we accrue it at 50% the rate regular staff does, unless you work extra hours.
Per diem works better for nurses who want more time with their family, IMO.
Also, per diem is first to float and last to get overtime in my facility.