Private Duty in Florida

  1. My dream is to move to the Florida panhandle in the next 2 years and I was wondering what the job outlook would be for me as an RN in home health care, specifically private duty care. Are there plenty of agencies in the area? Do they have enough clients to give you steady full time work? And of course the question that is always asked, what is the pay like in the area? TIA!
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    Joined: Oct '10; Posts: 40; Likes: 21
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  3. by   atisham1
    did you ever find anything with private nursing in florida?
  4. by   luvtwilight
    Nope still waiting for house to sell and can't find anyone to tell me what they make in private duty.
  5. by   Blackcat99
    I am an LPN who left private duty in the Florida panhandle 5 months ago. They were paying LPN's $15 an hour and RN's $16-17 an hour.
  6. by   luvtwilight
    Ahhh finally a reply! Thank you so much Blackcat99!
  7. by   ranglea
    I have worked PDN as a vent nurse in Wisconsin for 6 years. I am hoping to relocate to the Florida Panhandle soon, and have already been licensed but not sure how to go about getting patients once I get there. I have an NPI number and am vent certified(Wisco) . Does anyone know if you are required to be RCS certified in Florida to care for vent patients? Any ideas to resource private duty patients without working for an agency? The pay in Wisconsin is great, but no benefits when you are independent. Working for an agency, the pay is poor and they take most of the profit! I posted a resume on Craigslist but no interest.
    Thanks for any insight anyone could offer.
  8. by   BerryHappy
    I'm not in the Panhandle, I'm in the Southeast...Sarasota. LPN's here working Home Health or private duty make around $20/hour and RN's about $40. I worked agency as an LPN and earned $20 sometimes more. I am now a newly graduated RN and am earning $41 doing PRN HH.

    Good luck!
  9. by   Newred16
    Hey there, I am private duty in Wisconsin and am wondering if you got to Florida and found work in private duty and how you are doing. I hope wonderful. Please get in touch with me. I would love to hear from you!
    RN in Wisconsin
  10. by   Newred16
    Hi, can you please respond to this message. I would love to get in touch with you. I am considering the same thing. I am private duty and looking to possibly relocate to Florida. Would like information if you have time. Thanks,
  11. by   luvtwilight
    Hi Renee! Great news, I did relocate to Florida in 2013 and have been happily working my private duty nursing job for the last 3 years! Let me know if you have specific questions, I'm not sure if you can send private messages on here? I don't get on here too much anymore.
  12. by   NurseJenLpn09rn12
    Hey Luvtwilight!

    I'm moving to Florida in a few months and I work for a HHA doing "private duty nursing". Are you working as an independent Medicaid nurse or pare you working under a HHA?
  13. by   NurseJenLpn09rn12

    did is you find any info? I would like to be a Medicaid provider and work independently. Any info is greatly appreciated?
  14. by   luvtwilight
    No I work for a couple national agencies, I don't know anything about working independently as a Medicaid provider, sorry.

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