A few months ago I wrote my "I'm burned out" post and seeking advice re: per diem status.
I've requested a change to part time status and it was granted. It won't come into effect until June because I agreed to work through the next schedule.
I feel so relieved. I will work 2 shifts a week. I feel a little better already, as I will have more free time, but still have a steady paycheck. I will see how it goes, I still might move to per diem in the future.
Thanks for the advice, everyone. I am looking forward to a summer with more free time (to take classes, relax, spend time with family and friends).