Here’s why you might want to consider working PRN shifts instead.

Unlike nursing assistant jobs, PRN shifts tend to be flexible because facilities post them as needed. With PRN shifts, you set your own schedule. And by using the ShiftKey app, you can also find PRN CNA shifts you actually want to work — in facilities you actually want to work in.

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UI screen listing available shifts to explore from the ShiftKey app. Shift types:  2 Certified Nursing aide shifts and one Licensed vocational nurse shift.

PRN shifts can be a great alternative to a CNA job, or even as a way to make extra income while working full- or part-time. 

Working PRN shifts may also help you find a good full- or part-time CNA job — you can test drive a facility before accepting an offer, or you can just try out a few facilities with open PRN shifts to see which of them you like best. 

Post-acute-care and skilled-nursing communities post PRN CNA shifts when staff call out or if they have unfilled shifts in their schedule. They also post them when they have more admissions than their employees can handle and need extra coverage.  

To find coverage, they either use an agency or, more commonly these days, post PRN shifts on technology platforms that connect them directly to licensed certified nursing assistants.

The ShiftKey app is the largest and most powerful PRN marketplace  platform in the industry — hundreds of thousands of independent professionals use it to connect directly with facilities that post available PRN shifts.

Using the ShiftKey app provides you with the kind of flexibility you won’t find in part- or full-time CNA jobs . That’s because you are in full control of your schedule — there are no minimum hours or required shifts.

Filter PRN shifts by location, facility type and time of day.

Set your rate when requesting open shifts.

Create your own schedule.

The ShiftKey app allows me the work-life balance I have been seeking. If you are a seasoned healthcare professional, I highly recommend it!

Shelly M

First, create an account and upload the required credentials so they can be verified. Then complete a drug test and background check. 

Once complete, you’ll be able to browse for and bid on PRN certified nursing assistant shifts near you. It’s that simple.

More than 6,000 facilities nationwide use ShiftKey to connect directly with independent professionals, and it only takes a few minutes to get started. So why not try it and see what PRN shifts are available near you?