How do I become a private duty nurse?

  1. I live in Ohio and I visited the Carestar website. I'm still a little confused on how to go about this. I understand I need to fine an MD and RN to work under, but how do I do that? What are the wages like? How do I find patients and do all the paperwork, eg. taxes, etc. And can I do it as a new nurse? I have only been nursing for a couple months, and right now I am doing hospice home care. Any information would be a HUGE help! Thanks!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   caliotter3
    Strictly speaking all you have to do is to get hired privately by a client who wants nursing care. You agree on the parameters of your employment with the client and should draw up a written contract. You can find these clients by word of mouth or look in the want ads or on craigslist. However, I think you would find it difficult to get hired with only two months of experience.
  4. by   skitzie
    ohiohcp.org
    or
    www.carestar.com/ohio/providers/newprovider
    for an application to become an independent provider for waiver clients
  5. by   skitzie
    ohiohcp.org
    or
    www.carestar.com/ohio/providers/newprovider
    for an application to become an independent provider for waiver clients

    I think I may have posted this wrong initially. Not sure how to navigate the site.
    I'll watch the tutorial this evening!
  6. by   Pooksmom1996
    Try googling "independent nurse entrpreneur" or "independent private duty nursing". You will get some hits. I am starting to look around in that area also, in Minnesota.
    Another source is the Nurse Entrpreneuer Website. I havent used it enough yet to rate it. If I find any useful gems, I will let you know.
  7. by   Jenn55e
    I had so many questions about how to start. This thread helped out a lot!

    private duty nurse

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