Philadelphia Nursing Professionals FAQs

Get the answers to the questions commonly asked by nursing professionals in the Philadelphia area who are interested in becoming IntelyPros.

How much do RNs make in Philadelphia?

The average salary for a registered nurse in the Philadelphia area is $66,168 per year. The average salary for an IntelyPro registered nurse is $82,710 per year. With IntelyCare, you can earn weekly pay that’s 25% higher than average. Take a look at IntelyCare’s rates for RNs in Philadelphia here.

How much do LPNs make in Philadelphia?

The average salary for a licensed practical nurse in the Philadelphia area is $49,347 per year. The average salary for an IntelyPro licensed practical nurse is $61,684 per year. With IntelyCare, you can earn weekly pay that’s 25% higher than average. Take a look at IntelyCare’s rates for LPNs in Philadelphia here.

How much do CNAs make in Philadelphia?

The average salary for a certified nursing assistant in the Philadelphia area is $35,108 per year. The average salary for an IntelyPro certified nursing assistant is $43,885 per year. With IntelyCare, you can earn weekly pay that’s 25% higher than average. Take a look at IntelyCare’s rates for CNAs in Philadelphia here.

What is the nurse-to-patient ratio in Philadelphia?

Currently, there’s not a clear figure for this. With Philadelphia, along with the rest of Pennsylvania, experiencing a nursing shortage, nursing professionals are responsible for more patients than they can handle, which is detrimental to the safety of both patients and nurses.

Several nurse groups and unions throughout the commonwealth, including the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), have called for legislation like the Patient Safety Act, which mandates safe nurse-to-patient ratios.

What are the nursing requirements in Philadelphia?

To become a nursing professional in the Philadelphia area, candidates who have graduated from an accredited program must apply for a license through the State Board of Nursing. Then, the candidate must pass the NCLEX®. Once a license is obtained, it must be renewed every two years.

In addition to state licensing, IntelyCare asks prospective IntelyPros to have at least six months of experience working in post-acute or in-patient hospital care, as well as the following credentials:

  • Annual TB Test
  • CPR Certification (RN/LPN Only)
  • Annual Physical
  • Dementia care experience (To work in some facilities)
  • Flu Shot (To work in some facilities)

What are the benefits of working with IntelyCare rather than working directly for a healthcare facility?

IntelyCare provides its nursing professionals, or IntelyPros, with the flexibility they need and the compensation they deserve. IntelyPros choose the shifts they want to work and get paid weekly, typically earning 25% more on average.

Additional benefits include:

  • Unlimited bonus opportunities
  • Overtime and holiday pay
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Retirement benefits
  • Malpractice insurance
  • A supportive community of peers to connect and share experiences with

Read more about the benefits of working as a W-2 employee here.

What is per diem nursing?

“Per diem” is Latin for “by the day,” so per diem nursing simply refers to nurses who are scheduled to work on a day-to-day basis. Per diem nurses typically aren’t full-time employees of one specific hospital, division, or care facility, so they’re able to fill shifts anywhere when needed. Many choose to go the per diem route because it provides greater flexibility and control over one’s schedule. It also allows nurses to work in different environments, which can keep the job exciting.

As with everything, there are pros and cons. Per diem doesn’t guarantee work hours, although the Philadelphia area’s ongoing nursing shortage has made this less of an issue. Another common concern of working per diem is nurses going into shifts without proper training. Luckily, IntelyCare provides shift orientations directly in-app.

Does IntelyCare offer nurse training?

Yes, our in-app education training prepares IntelyPros to stay at the top of their field. Nurses and nursing assistants can easily complete required shift orientations, as well as their continuing education, all from the app.

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We employ nursing professionals and partner with facilities in the greater Philadelphia area, as well as the surrounding areas, such as:

  • West Chester, PA
  • Exton, PA
  • Pottstown, PA
  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Glen Mills, PA
  • Aston, PA
  • Willow Grove, PA
  • And more!