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Contract and Per Diem Nursing Jobs in St Louis Metro (MO and IL)

We are currently staffing both per diem and contract work for all three shifts, seven days a week, in St. Louis, MO and surrounding cities/areas which include: Granite City, Marysville, Metro St. Louis, Mt. Vernon, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St. Charles County, Sullivan, and West County.

We are actively looking for Registered Nurses (RNs) to fulfill a variety of specialties. The most urgent needs are in the following areas:

  • Medical Surgical (M/S)
  • Telemetry/Stepdown (TELE)
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Emergency Room (ER)

If you choose St Louis for a nursing assignment you’ll find lots of things to fill your time. If you’re looking for high adventure you’ll find the usual from fishing and hiking to swimming, horseback riding and much more. You’ll also find unique things to do such as Meramec Caverns where you get to journey underground for some breathtaking views. Missouri is also known for wine and beer. They have several wineries that you can tour, as well as breweries such as Anheuser-Busch Brewery. St Louis is also a great sports town. You can check out a St Louis Cardinals baseball game, a St Louis Blues hockey game or a St Louis Rams football game, either way you’ll have sports to watch every season of the year.

If music is more your scene, St Louis is famous for their blues. There’s the Jazz at the Bistro or BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups for some authentic blues in a small intimate setting. While you’re out on the town, be sure to head downtown to Washington Avenue or Laclede’s Landing. There you’ll find bars, dance clubs, trendy boutiques, and also upscale dining. Obviously, no trip to St Louis would be complete without visiting the Gateway Arch. There you can take a 630-foot ride to the top of this stainless steel monument. If you’re traveling with family, St Louis has many activities to offer such as Six Flags for rollercoaster rides, the St Louis Zoo to check out animals of all types, or even the Magic House, which is a great interactive children’s museum where kids can run, play, and learn.

At Nurses PRN, we understand becoming an agency nurse or changing agencies can be intimidating. We’re here to make the process go smooth and painless. We’ve been supplying healthcare facilities such as Progress West Healthcare Center and St. Alexius with nurses for several years. We’ve established relationships all over the industry, so no matter if you’re an RN, or LPN looking for a part-time Telemetry (TELE) position, or a per diem ICU position we can find the right opportunity for you.

If you’ve narrowed down the specialty of your choice such as ER, TELE, or Med Surg, but are just not sure which style of job best fits your lifestyle, just let us know. The three different styles of work to choose from are per diem (supplemental), contract, and permanent. Not sure which one is right for you keep on reading, otherwise our recruiters are great listeners who work with you to find the right position that brings you long lasting success and satisfaction.

Per Diem (Supplemental)

Originally – per diem staffing was the bread and butter of Nurses PRN. It was a way for RNs to pick up additional shifts through supplemental staffing. This on-call style of work brings nurses extra income when the available shift fits into their schedule. In this industry, it’s not uncommon to see an influx of shifts come through quickly… for example, we staff many emergency rooms (ER) and you never when a huge influx of patients will come through the door, creating a high demand for our nurses. Even Medical Surgical (M/S or Med Surg) floors, Telemetry (TELE) work, or Intensive Care Units (ICU) can experience several call-ins or unforeseen issues, creating a need for our agency nurses. Per diem or supplemental work offers great flexibility for our RNs.


Contracts offer stable, guaranteed hours for the length of the contract, which usually ranges between 4 and 13 weeks. This style is great for nurses who need to maintain a full set of hours and/or benefits. Our contract work has a variety of opportunities, and we are driven to combine the right specialty with length to fulfill the exact specifications our RNs give.


Permanent RN jobs are also something Nurses PRN specializes in. We have a dedicated permanent placement team committed to finding full time nurse positions, if that is what our candidate are looking for. Every healthcare system is in need of strong leadership and full time managers, our focused permanent placement team assists the facilities in finding the right individual to fit the need.

No matter the style of work, the specialty, or if you love working for Barnes Jewish Extended Care or Gateway Regional Medical Center, our recruiters here at Nurses PRN are ready to help. Give us a call or send us an email so we can start finding and matching you to the opportunity that works best for you.