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    Quote from RNworkingmom
    This is not a response to your question, but a question of my own. Where did you find private duty nursing jobs? Did you advertise or did it go by word of mouth? This is something i am interested in doing, but do not know where to start.
    Mainly word-of-mouth. From reading other posts on all nurses, private duty nurses have mentioned advertising at churches, assisted living facilities, Alzheimer's Association, Craigslist, community centers, or professional associations. One post mentioned a website where you can list yourself as a private duty nurse.

    RNworkingmom, have you already started in private duty nursing?

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    Thank you so much for your responses, Caliotter3. You have cleared so much about how to present myself to employers. I have been in private-duty nursing for so long that entering a new field can be overwhelming.

    In most of my private-duty cases, the spouse or the child of clients paid for my services. In turn, I billed directly to the payor, meaning the spouse or the child of these clients. Therefore, my employers would be the payors for my services, and be listed as employers on my resume (granted that I have their permissions). Have I got this right?

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    Thank you for responding to my post, Caliotter3.

    Because of HIPAA, aren't clients (of private-duty nurses) information is strictly confidential? As a private-duty nurse, I am to abide by these rules and regulations.

    My clients and their families would gladly give me references, however, having client information exposed goes against HIPAA. Does it not?

    Because of HIPAA, how do I get my employment verified (since I contracted directly with clients and their families)?

    You mentioned that I can present my W-2 or 1099 as evidence that I have been working.

    Because of HIPAA and confidentiality, who is appropriate to use as my references? Patients' families and/or relatives?

    Any tips, suggestions, or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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    I have a question about resume building for a private duty nurse who seeks employment at a home healthcare agency.

    I have been a private duty nurse for the past 15 years, and want to transition to a home healthcare agency.

    In presenting my resume to agencies, am I an independent nurse contractor, self-employed nurse, or private duty nurse (who is self employed)? Or do all three listed?

    My employers (as a private duty RN) were essentially clients and their families, however, this information is strictly confidential.

    I would appreciate any information, tips, and/or suggestions regarding this area., I am unsure to where I need to post this question so that it gets exposure, as I know there may be other nursing professionals in my situation who are in need of guidance. Therefore, does this post need to be in nursing career advice or home health nursing or entrepreneurs in nursing?