Did you just graduate nursing school or have you been a nurse for quite some time and are looking for a change? Per Diem could be your next step in your career! Receiving your RN license is an amazing accomplishment and has the potential to take you to many exciting and beautiful locations. If you like the idea of being a travel nurse, but you don’t want to stray too far from home, then Per Diem nursing could be the better option for you! Per Diem, Latin for “per day,” is a form of temporary nursing that provides high wages in hospitals and clinics in your area.

Check out these benefits that come with the Per Diem Lifestyle when considering it as the next option for your career in nursing!


Flexibility = More Job Opportunities

You might not already know that as a Per Diem Nurse the opportunities are endless! There is always a need for Per Diem nurses because there is a big demand for nurses who have a flexible schedule. As a Per Diem Nurse, you will have the choice of many locations and the times you work!

Making Money Moves

Did you know Per Diem nurses make an average of $105k plus a year? One nurse from Northern California reported making $19k in two weeks by being on call everyday and having a flexible schedule. Typically, a traditional RN works 12 hour shifts with 4 day weekends, and more often than not there isn’t an ability to work overtime. Consider Per Diem nursing a side hustle to pick up on your days off at your RN day job! The best part is the ability to pick what days and hours work best for your schedule.

Variety in your Routine

Walking into the same hospital, doctors office or clinic everyday can get mundane if you’re someone who likes variety in their routine every now and then. As a Per Diem nurse, not only are you usually getting paid more but, you are visiting new offices / hospitals and making new friends! Having this variety in your career as an RN can help boost motivation and positivity!

Being Employed by More than one agency, hospital, or healthcare system.

Yes, you read that right! When you are a Per Diem Nurse, one of the benefits is being able to become employed by more than one healthcare system, hospital or agency. This gives you an advantage and better bargaining power to obtain better shifts and wages. Also, if your goal is to be a full-time Per Diem Nurse, then contracting with multiple agencies increases your chance in having a full-time schedule.


The most amazing thing about choosing nursing as a career is that you know you can take your career in a multitude of directions. It’s always a great feeling to know you have multiple options and directions and we hope we’ve let you in on one of those possibilities being Per Diem nursing!

Here at KPG Healthcare, we specialize in finding you the perfect Per Diem opportunities in the beautiful state of California. For more information on how KPG can work with you, visit our Per Diem  page!

Let’s face it, standing all day is a real drag for your feet. You probably know very well that if you work in a hospital or doctor’s office you can be in some serious pain by the end of the day. Supporting the weight of your body can be quite a task to demand of your feet and legs – find some much needed relief and prevent the longer term effects with a comprehensive list of the best shoes for being on your feet all day!

Skechers Women’s Premium-Premix Slip-On Sneaker

One of the most highly rated sneakers among the Skechers brand, this sturdy shoe offers a laceless design with a cushioned tongue and collar that provide you with both comfort and all day support. Feel cute and comfortable walking around without having to worry about the embarrassment of tripping over your shoelaces – it’s a win-win!

Men's orthopedic shoes

Dansko Men’s Wayne Slip-On

A comfort staple for healthcare professionals across the board, Dansko is a go-to industry favorite. The men’s Dansko Wayne is a casual slip-on that provides Dansko comfort around the clock! With full grain leather and dual side goring, this shoe provides increased flexibility and strength. While clogs are the pricier option in Men’s shoes, they do tend to last longer and we feel they are absolutely worth the extra spend!


Sanita Women’s Original Pro-Shade Mule

Keep cozy the Danish way with these comfy clogs! Featuring a rocker bottom, a leather anatomically-shaped footbed with excellent support, and a stabilizing PVC frame that helps these clogs last way longer than the competition, they bad boys are made for a day on your feet. Why sacrifice style? Pick from the countless, cool colors and patterns to show off your fun personality.

Alegria Women’s Donna Clog

Known for being one of the most comfortable nursing shoe brands on the market, Alegria brings style along for the ride. Although they are a tad more expensive, it’s well worth the price. The Donna Clog is a leather upper with manmade sole, removable latex, memory foam and cork footbed, and don’t forget an array of colors and patterns to suit your every mood including Friends White, Froggie Sue Black, Navy Sew Hope and just black and white for the more classic folks.


Roadrunner Custom Insoles

If you’re on the hunt for personalized comfort while you’re on the floor, Roadrunner might be the perfect answer for you! Roadrunner is a shoe-fit analysis that takes your personal foot shape to create an insole that is perfectly designed for your comfort. Perfect to use with your favorite pair of shoes or a great compliment for a new pair, Roadrunner insoles are a great way to reward yourself with some extra comfort.


Timberland Pro Women’s Renova Pewter Clog

Designed for all day comfort, these stylish soles have anti-fatigue technology, which not only sounds super cool but also absorbs shock and returns energy at key zones of the foot for ultimate comfort. The safegrip slip-resistant sole helps minimize slippage in the workplace while the heel-to-toe rocker design maintains the foot’s neutral position.

Brooks Addiction Walker

Get ready for maximum comfort when you slip on a pair of these fresh sneaks. Recommended by several doctors and physical therapists, they’re the perfect option for people with foot conditions or chronic discomfort. Do you struggle through long shifts? Find relief for your feet with the top choice for stability shoes!


Skecher’s Performance Men’s Go Walk 3

Are you a savvy shopper looking for the perfect affordable non-slips? Skecher’s Performance Men’s Go Walk features innovative footwear technology and has a resilient insole, with footbeds made of memory foam! Perfect for those long hours standing, this shoe has everything you need to stomp that 12 hour shift!


Klogs USA Women’s NAPLES Mule

Combine extremely comfortable cushioning with anti-slip outsoles and what do you get? The perfect pair of shoes. Work on wet or oily conditions without the worry of falling flat on your face while the insoles and outsoles provide lasting, durable support. Having nightmares of bunions? Save your toes the agony with these magnificent mules.


These shoes are made for walking – fall head over heels for the pair that work best for your daily routine. You spend all day taking care of other people, take some time to find support for yourself with comfortable shoes that give all around protection for long hours on your feet. A quality pair of sturdy shoes will get you through that long shift, and have you ready to do it all over again the next day!
KPG Healthcare is proud to be your go-to source for healthcare opportunities in the West, specializing in California. Whether you’re interested in travel nursing, per diem, allied, locum tenens or permanent placement, KPG Healthcare is your trusted partner for high quality, rewarding career opportunities. Contact us today!