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. Do you work full time?
    by Texan56 Jul 31, '13
    8
    Texan56
  2. Funniest or worst PDN notes.
    by KATRN78 Jul 1, '13
    61
    Oldest&Ugliest
  3. PDN in Northern CO--27% pay cut?!!
    by CrazyCatNurse Aug 16, '13
    1
    Oldest&Ugliest
  4. DME problems
    by Elektra6 Aug 15, '13
    2
    JustBeachyNurse
  5. Sleeping Nurse = No Agency?
    by kiyasmom Jan 15, '13
    52
    Elle23
  6. What do you like least/most about private duty?
    by aachavez Aug 7, '13
    3
    systoly
  7. Is 21$ an hour for new grad (ADN), home health too low?
    by hnammahp1990 Aug 5, '13
    8
    SDALPN
  8. Neglect? What would you do?
    by KATRN78 Apr 24, '13
    18
    thenursemandy
  9. Legal to have 2 patients to one nurse in home care?
    by luvtwilight Jul 31, '13
    10
    NyteshiftLVN
  10. Is PDN really better than working in a facility?
    by smartypantsnurse May 1, '13
    3
    Jennyc00
  11. New Grad in PDN!
    by Radiant91 Jul 27, '13
    13
    nursel56
  12. Do you "friend" your pts on Facebook???
    by CrazyGoonRN Mar 15, '11
    27
    SDALPN
  13. Mom has problems getting the right DME
    by Texan56 Apr 5, '13
    7
    SDALPN
  14. Family wants nurse to function in a dark environment
    by Texan56 May 30, '13
    5
    systoly
  15. Advice on how to keep skills fresh?
    by hezasan Jun 2, '13
    6
    hezasan
  16. Vent...lying families
    by SDALPN Jul 11, '13
    6
    KATRN78
  17. Is Home Health Aide 24 Hr Live-in Rate $100/day Too Low?
    by CabanaDay Mar 28, '11
    12
    smartnurse1982
  18. Working Weekends
    by luvtwilight May 25, '13
    14
  19. Water via MIC-KEY button
    by Tpschwandt Jul 2, '13
    7
    wooh
  20. Emedny question from longtime lurker!
    by Deekay123 Oct 12, '11
    4
    JustBeachyNurse
  21. A question about home health nursing
    by kje22 Jun 29, '13
    5
    SDALPN
  22. Student nurse...on night shift?
    by Elle23 Jun 12, '13
    4
    CloudySue
  23. Rate your nurse? Check out this can of worms...
    Photo Photo by CloudySue Jun 16, '13
    12
    ventmommy
  24. New Private Duty Nurse PLZ HELP!
    by MsHope6307 May 11, '13
    7
    psullivan95
  25. I saw a huge cockroach at my patientís house
    by 50kn Aug 6, '12
    32
    LadyFree28
  26. Deceptive firing practices
    by TLDey Feb 6, '12
    19
    CloudySue
  27. Electronic Apps for Active PDN
    by MsHope6307 May 17, '13
  28. Independent (Private Duty) Nurse
    by rsemon2012 May 9, '13
    1
    KATRN78
  29. Pressure to take unsafe shifts.
    by dirtyhippiegirl Mar 11, '12
    8
    LPN4life2004
  30. Annoyed with nurses at PDN case (vent)
    by SDALPN Aug 25, '12
    8
    NyteshiftLVN
  31. Trachs/Vents - How much training?
    by Purple_Scrubs Jun 11, '12
    23
    NyteshiftLVN
  32. First case - infant with g-tube
    by notyetnurse Apr 27, '13
    14
    KATRN78
  33. Oral intubation kiddos in a home setting?
    by dirtyhippiegirl Nov 11, '12
    10
    LPN4life2004
  34. Do you have to call  santrax telephony when you arrive and when you leave your job?
    by Blackcat99 Nov 1, '12
    8
    BrookeRN12
  35. honoring your kiddos
    by smurfynursey Apr 26, '13
    2
    ventmommy
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