A nurse who wants to shift work to PRN can use this letter to both resign from a full-time staff position and offer to work on an as-necessary basis.
Dear Mr./Ms. Bossname,
I am writing to inform you that I intend to resign my position as full-time ICU staff nurse. I will finish out the current schedule, making my last day May 30.
I made this difficult decision after talking with my family about our personal situation.
My hope is to one day return to the unit on a full-time basis. In the meantime, I would very much like to remain in good standing and be allowed to stay on as a PRN. By working Pro Re Nata, I can be available to assist to help fill the hospital’s needs while also putting my family’s health first.
Please let me know if this is an option. Thank you for the opportunity.