About Us

Why Us?

Altra has over 30 years of experience in healthcare staffing. Altra strives to create and maintain meaningful relationships with all of our staff as well as facilities. Altra offers the following benefits to employees:

Competitive pay


Flexible scheduling

Weekly pay with direct deposit

Full/part-time work

24/7 support

EDS principal dental plan

Overtime and holiday pay

Referral bonuses

Personable administrative support

Non-taxable contract pay for housing/meals/incidentals

Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance

Meet The Team

Cheri Johnson

Cheri started Arizona PRN in the Spring of 2008. Having spent years working for others and being involved in several successful startup agencies, she felt it was time to venture out on her own. A graduate from the Eller College of Management, at the University of Arizona, she has a keen business sense and thrives on helping others to find their dream assignments. She enjoys working with travel contracts, and previously worked with International Nurses to help meet the heavy demands in the states. This is an area of nursing she plans to expand back into in the near future. She recently rebranded, changing the company name to “Altra,” which is Irish for nurse.  She has two children, who are both enjoying successful careers of their own. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, scuba diving, casinos and spending time with family and friends.

Renee Wright

Renee joined the Altra team in fall of 2018 as the Payroll and Accounts Receivable Manager. Coming with 10+ years of Customer Service, Management skills and 2 yrs. of Human Resources and Recruiting experience, she was a perfect addition. Initially joining the Arizona branch, she now works in the Fort Worth, Texas market. Outside of work, she enjoys crafting, watching movies, gardening and wrangling her chickens and two children. As of Summer 2023 Renee is now an account manager and recruiter for Altra.

Taylor Silerio

Taylor has been working in various roles at Altra since the doors opened in 2008 as Arizona PRN. She worked in HR for several years before venturing into the world of contract recruiting in April of 2021. As of Summer 2023 Taylor has become an account manager as well as her continuing role as a recruiter. She is a Tucson, Arizona native and has since stayed and continued her studies at the University of Arizona. Taylor is currently studying a pre-medical degree in physiology. She is planning to pursue a career in nursing in the coming years with hopes of obtaining her MSN. Eventually she plans to become a pediatric NP and possibly attend medical school. She enjoys binging Netflix shows, live music, scuba diving, traveling and tackling the challenge of being a wife and new mom!

Hailey Nezzie

Hailey joined our team in March 2021 and brings 7 years of customer service and administrative experience. She graduated from college as a Medical Assistant and found that she enjoys the back-office job duties and has since  obtained the title of Human Resources Director. As you will soon find out, she is your go to lady for anything regarding credentialing! She will walk you through our onboarding process from start to finish and ensure a smooth start to your next job opportunity. As a born and raised Arizonian she enjoys volunteering, fostering pets, participating in cultural events (Navajo/Diné), and participating in all outdoor activities. She has recently taken on the challenge of competing in triathlons.

Rachel has been with us since we opened in 2008. She brings over 15 years of experience as an on-call coordinator, as well as staffer. She is a mother of four wonderful kids and is a nonnie of four as well. She is the “go to,” for after hour calls and lives by the motto “Work hard, play harder and live a bit in between.”


Know someone who would be a great fit? We would love to hear from you.

Work with individuals you know

Help out a fellow co-worker

Referral bonus once your referral completes 120 hours within 50 days

Frequently Asked

How do I get started as a candidate?

Apply by filling out a contact form and uploading your resume, a recruiter or staffer will reach out and work on getting you into your ideal position.

How can I get started as a facility?

Complete a contact form and our account manager will get in touch to go over your needs and how we can help.

How often will I be paid?

Candidates are paid weekly. We offer direct deposit, so no need for paper checks! It should be noted however that direct deposit may take a couple cycles to kick in. In this case, paper checks will be issued.

How soon can I start?

Per Diem applicants can get started in a week or less! Contract applicants typically start within 1-3 weeks of acceptance, pending credentialing.

Who can I talk to outside of office hours?

Although our office is open Monday-Thursday 8a-5p and Friday 8a-4p MST, we do have an on call staffer available during the hours in which the office is closed. The office lines (520)731-8000 and (480)947-4373 are open 24/7.

Do I have to work a certain amount of hours as a per diem candidate?

No! You work as little or as often as you choose.