Resignation Letter From Fulltime to Per Diem Nursing (+4 Samples)

This blog post consists of sample resignation letters that request a change from full-time work to per diem. These samples are specifically in the context of working in nursing.

Writing a Resignation Letter From Fulltime to Per Diem Nursing

If you are a nurse wanting to change from full-time work to part-time or on a per diem basis, keep in mind the following points when writing the official letter:

  • Speak to your supervisor first and review your employment contract
  • Give an appropriate notice period
  • Mention the last date of full-time work
  • Specify the details of the change you are requesting
  • Briefly explain why you are requesting the change
  • Thank the clinic or hospital for accepting the request
  • Offer your assistance with the transition

Sample 1:

“Effective date: April 1, 2021

Dear Ms. Rockfeld,

This letter is to inform you that my status will change from full-time to per diem. This change will be effective April 24, 2021. My availability will be 12 shifts per month on a per diem basis.

I want to thank Rockcliff Medical Center for hiring me as a full-time nurse. This position has allowed me to grow as a nurse and gain new skills that I’m looking forward to using in a per diem capacity.

Thank you,

Mary Hightown”

Sample 2:

“Dina Joyner

6500 Hornerstown Road, Hornerstown, NY 13507

Tel# 123-123-1234

April 8, 2022

Sandra Johnson

Medical Director

Olivera Pediatrics

24 Main Street

Frankfort, NY 18970

Dear Ms. Johnson,

This letter is my official notice of resignation from full-time to per diem as a PNP at Olivera Pediatric Practice. My last day as full-time work will be May 8, 2022.

From 9th May onwards, I will be working on a per diem basis. Due to a family emergency, I am required at home to look after my loved ones. Therefore, my availability at work will be limited.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.


Dina Joyner”

Sample 3:

12 Locust Lane, Detroit, MI 48201

Tel# 123-123-1234

April 9, 2022

Patrick Nost

Medical Director

John Thomas Retirement Community

Detroit, MI 48211

Dear Mr. Nost,

This letter serves as a formal notification of my status change from full-time to PRN from (write the date). From then onwards, I will be available on an as-per-need basis. This is because of the recurring mental health issues that require me to work less and rest more for recovery.

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance in the hiring or training of my replacement. Do not hesitate to call me at 123-123-1234.


Danielle Barren”

Sample 4:

“Dear Ms. Morrison,

I am just writing to confirm the schedule change date in regards to my position as a registered nurse at ABC Family Health Clinic. I will be switching from full-time hours to PRN, which will suit me much better and help me to be able to care for my family in the way that they deserve. My last day on the full-time schedule will be May 8, 2014. I appreciate all of your ongoing patience and cooperation with me.

I regret any inconvenience that may result from this change. If there is anything I can do, I would be happy to oblige. I will of course work as hard as always during my last week on the full-time schedule, and put forth all efforts to do well in PRN work. If any clarification is needed in this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me at (555)-555-5555 or [email] and I will return all messages as soon as possible.

Working at ABC Family Health Clinic has been a great experience for me and I am very thankful that I will be able to retain my job there in a PRN capacity. When I am able to take care of my family well, I will also be better able to serve the clinic’s patients well. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Crewe (Signature)

Joanna E. Crewe

Registered Nurse

ABC Family Health Clinics”

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How do I tell my boss I want to go PRN?

All you need to do is inform your boss verbally once and hand in a resignation letter that mentions your official dates. Be sure to express your gratitude to the clinic or hospital for accommodating your need for change.

Can I step down from full-time to part-time?

Yes, it is possible to do so in most clinics and hospitals. Nevertheless, you can always have a conversation with your superiors and go over your employment contract for more information.

How do I write a letter requesting a change from full-time to part-time?

You just need to make this request formally in the format of a resignation letter. State the cause for your request and all important dates involved. Express your gratitude and offer your assistance with the transition.


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