Pittsburgh Nursing Professionals FAQs

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

How much do RNs make in Pittsburgh?

The average salary for a registered nurse in the Pittsburgh area is $63,232 per year. The average salary for an IntelyPro registered nurse is $91,863 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 Pittsburgh here.

How much do LPNs make in Pittsburgh?

The average salary for a licensed practical nurse in the Pittsburgh area is $49,483 per year. The average salary for an IntelyPro licensed practical nurse is $73,369 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 Pittsburgh here.

How much do CNAs make in Pittsburgh?

The average salary for a certified nursing assistant in the Pittsburgh area is $32,283 per year. The average salary for an IntelyPro certified nursing assistant is $38,525 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 Pittsburgh here.

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

Currently, there’s not a clear figure for this. With Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh?

To become a nursing professional in the Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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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Serving Pittsburgh and beyond.

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

  • McKeesport
  • Bethel Park
  • Washington
  • Jefferson Hills 
  • Latrobe 
  • Greensburg
  • Stockdale
  • And more!