Do you love nursing, but can't, or don't want to work full-time? Or maybe you just haven't decided in which area(s) you want to specialize. At Duke Medicine, part of our dedication to creating opportunities for a lifetime is providing options that help maximize your availability, skills and interests. That's why we proudly offer progressive, employee-minded programs for our nurses, such as our:
PRN is an acronym for the Latin phrase "pro re nata", which means "as the situation demands". And that's exactly the kind of flexibility our program creates – allowing you to be where you're needed, when you're needed most.
A variety of PRN programs exist at Duke Medicine, in an attempt to accommodate as many scheduling needs as possible. Important details for those considering our PRN programs include:
- During the 10-week program, you will be paid to learn, while working a 36-40 hour week within a rotating schedule.
- Staff in PRN positions work on an "as needed basis."
- PRN positions are considered temporary employment with no benefits.
- You can commit to a certain amount of hours per month, and can also choose to be unit based.
- Select days and compensation is determined by the amount of time and shifts you select.
Nursing Float Pool
Our Nursing Float Pool is a program aimed at promoting professional nursing, while utilizing our nurses' unique gifts of flexibility, expertise and experience. The Float Pool provides the opportunity for nurses to work throughout our network, in a variety of units, including: surgical, medical, critical care and many others.
- The Float Pool provides an ideal setting for nurses who may not have decided on a specialty area, and would like the opportunity to work in a variety of areas before making a commitment.
- Float Pool nurses enjoy the same continuing education and certification opportunities available to other nurses throughout the hospital.
- Float Pool nurses receive benefits and a pay differential to compensate for their clinical flexibility.