Loved my first week as a private duty nurse!

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    :d i have to let it be known, i loved my first week as a private duty nurse!

    after only one day of training, i had my routine down and could not belive how well it went. i had had time to sit and talk with my pt, make him laugh, talk more than he has in the past 2 months!

    i also got to teach mom a few things about pt's g tube, how to keep his rick of gi distress down!

    i will be working with this pt and family 3 evenings a week for 6 hours each night.

    i get to be home with my family every night and not have to leave when they get to go to sleep!

    i do believe i have found my calling, after 5 years on a very busy med/surge floor, it feels sooooooo great not to have to rush, listen to co-workers, i can actually leave work on time!!

    wow, i just can't get over how well it is going and just wanted to share my with all nurses!
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    I told my dh and kids that HH et private duty are the BEST kept secrets in nursing!!

    I have been doing private duty for almost a year now.

    I LOVE it and am not looking for anythin else!!
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    Glad to hear that you are enjoying your new position and hope you continue to have positive experiences. Assume that you are with the Maxim office you asked about in another thread and that you are finding them easy to work with. Yes, working in the home is nursing's best kept secret!
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    Yep working with Maxim and so far so good, it has only been 2 weeks but no problems what so ever. Yet i know that could change at any time:chuckle
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    This sounds like advertising to me.
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    Quote from NurSpeak
    This sounds like advertising to me.
    Advertising? I don't think mentioning an agency by name is necessarily advertising. People are just sharing their particular experiences. Someone considering working for a certain agency may find the various opinions helpful. There is one agency I would never work for because I have heard so many negatives about them, both in on-line forums and from local nurses that I know. So I appreciate some of the posts where people openly share both good and bad experiences with agencies...
    adreamdeferred, fkpecina, and Lorie P. like this.
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    I appreciate it, too! I am going to orientation next Tuesday. It is a Maxim Agency. I have five years experience in Behavioral Health and no med-surg experience. I did just complete a refresher course. I will not take any cases that I feel uncomfortable with. I am confident with my assessment skills. But, I wil check out cases, and hope they have a good fit for me. And, I have no clue what the pay is yet. We did not discuss that yet. Any clues as to what the rate would be for PD in Northeast Ohio area?
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    :d not so sure about pay in ohio, also pay depends on the client dx.

    no i am not advertising, just stating that after 5 rough years on a busy med-surge floor it is so wonderful to have a job i really enjoy and just wanted others to know this!


    as far as skills, they did have classes and inservices for areas that you are not comfortable with.

    good luck!

    thanks to all!
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    Quote from arwenevenstar
    advertising? i don't think mentioning an agency by name is necessarily advertising. people are just sharing their particular experiences. someone considering working for a certain agency may find the various opinions helpful. there is one agency i would never work for because i have heard so many negatives about them, both in on-line forums and from local nurses that i know.
    i had this same experience and so glad i didn't go with another one too!

    so i appreciate some of the posts where people openly share both good and bad experiences with agencies...
    thanks so much, it is nice to hear positive things for a change!


    i am not advertising, just expressing how great it is to work with someone who appreciates me for a change!

    thanks so much arwenevenstar! glad to have you here as a cyber friend!
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    Glad to hear you're having a great experience. I've been doing private duty home health for about a month in addition to my hospital job. It's nice to have a job that I know when I get off, I'm not going to be all wiped out and exhausted. Plus, I'm learning alot more about G-tubes.
    Not_A_Hat_Person likes this.


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