Private Duty Nursing

Private Duty Nursing is available for nurses who care for patients in their homes. Whether you do 4, 8, 12 hour shifts in a patient's home via an agency or if you self-contract, there are unique challenges. The unspoken rules of the household, dealing with dysfunctional families, and the environment of the home are all aspects of this job that must be dealt with by the private duty nurse.

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  1. How To Get Trache and Vent Experience
    by cook78 Aug 18, '13
    7
    cook78
  2. Pediatric patient- home nurse situations!?
    by MomLPN4 Apr 12, '11
    54
    Adele_Michal7
  3. Ever get spooked on night shift?
    by CloudySue Mar 27, '11
    13
    Adele_Michal7
  4. Where do they get these people?
    by Blackcat99 Jun 24, '11
    9
    Adele_Michal7
  5. How long does your patient stay in hospital?
    by Blackcat99 Oct 28, '11
    22
    Adele_Michal7
  6. Background checks for parents
    by SDALPN Jun 16, '12
    16
    Adele_Michal7
  7. stupid complaints...so frustrating!
    by SDALPN Sep 22, '11
    9
    Adele_Michal7
  8. too hot in the home
    by tjmschet Jul 19, '11
    26
    Adele_Michal7
  9. Do you have to do constant interaction with your DD patient?
    by Blackcat99 Jul 23, '10
    13
    Adele_Michal7
  10. Why is it so hard?
    by KATRN78 Jan 5, '12
    4
    Adele_Michal7
  11. Working in unpleasant conditions
    by CloudySue Feb 13, '13
    15
    Adele_Michal7
  12. Vent...non nursing managers
    by SDALPN Aug 19, '13
    6
    SDALPN
  13. How can I get a new case?
    by Texan56 Jan 6, '13
    11
    Texan56
  14. Do you work full time?
    by Texan56 Jul 31, '13
    8
    Texan56
  15. Funniest or worst PDN notes.
    by KATRN78 Jul 1, '13
    61
    Oldest&Ugliest
  16. PDN in Northern CO--27% pay cut?!!
    by CrazyCatNurse Aug 16, '13
    1
    Oldest&Ugliest
  17. DME problems
    by Elektra6 Aug 15, '13
    2
    JustBeachyNurse
  18. Sleeping Nurse = No Agency?
    by kiyasmom Jan 15, '13
    52
    Elle23
  19. What do you like least/most about private duty?
    by aachavez Aug 7, '13
    3
    systoly
  20. Is 21$ an hour for new grad (ADN), home health too low?
    by hnammahp1990 Aug 5, '13
    8
    SDALPN
  21. Neglect? What would you do?
    by KATRN78 Apr 24, '13
    18
    thenursemandy
  22. Legal to have 2 patients to one nurse in home care?
    by luvtwilight Jul 31, '13
    10
    NyteshiftLVN
  23. Is PDN really better than working in a facility?
    by smartypantsnurse May 1, '13
    3
    Jennyc00
  24. New Grad in PDN!
    by Radiant91 Jul 27, '13
    13
    nursel56
  25. Do you "friend" your pts on Facebook???
    by CrazyGoonRN Mar 15, '11
    27
    SDALPN
  26. Mom has problems getting the right DME
    by Texan56 Apr 5, '13
    7
    SDALPN
  27. Family wants nurse to function in a dark environment
    by Texan56 May 30, '13
    5
    systoly
  28. Advice on how to keep skills fresh?
    by hezasan Jun 2, '13
    6
    hezasan
  29. Vent...lying families
    by SDALPN Jul 11, '13
    6
    KATRN78
  30. Is Home Health Aide 24 Hr Live-in Rate $100/day Too Low?
    by CabanaDay Mar 28, '11
    12
    smartnurse1982
  31. Working Weekends
    by luvtwilight May 25, '13
    14
  32. Water via MIC-KEY button
    by Tpschwandt Jul 2, '13
    7
    wooh
  33. Emedny question from longtime lurker!
    by Deekay123 Oct 12, '11
    4
    JustBeachyNurse
  34. A question about home health nursing
    by kje22 Jun 29, '13
    5
    SDALPN
  35. Student nurse...on night shift?
    by Elle23 Jun 12, '13
    4
    CloudySue
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