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  1. Other than BSN
    Which school is that? thanks in advance!
    Nov 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. Why Wages Are Stagnant
    I wish my pay was stagnant at this point! It has actually decreased! It was not like we ever got a raise to begin with. Whoa hoo! Ffffffun times ahead in PDN!
    Nov 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Home care agency concerns
    I just tell the Doctor's office to fax orders over to the agency and i will usually give them the agency's fax number. I also write an order for it on the Physicians order form as an FYI to the...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    That is only partially true. They paid into the system,but i am 100% sure the $$$ they paid into the system has long dried up. The working people who work now are paying for their healthcare...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. Trying not to step on toes
    Calling the Dr on my own without telling the parents seems to be a gray area. I usually tell Mom to cal the Dr,but then again i am on nightshifts. I do not get paid to work while not working.
    Nov 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    I get a pay cut yay! The agency is blaming the insurance companies for decreasing reimbursement. Not sure i believe that one. I think it is an excuse,and they probably wanted to give us a pay...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Rn trying reactivate Lpn license
    Do you know if an Rn can work for Lpn pay in Nj?
    Nov 13
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  8. Rn trying reactivate Lpn license
    I am trying to reactivate an Lpn license from 8 years ago. i live in NJ. It expired after i got the Rn license. It actually reads "terminated" under my name I suspect that my agency might try...
    Nov 12
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  9. Ways to chart about mucus?
    DO not forget to describe odor. I also like to chart what i suctioned with and how deep. I also add that i suctioned with a 8 fr suction catheter to a depth of 7 cm
    Nov 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    In SC and many other states,if you do not work over 40 hours in a week(or 80 hours in 2 weeks) you are not entitled to overtime. However,i know in some states its anything over 8 hours a day. I...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    How is it possible that the OP is able to contact Medicaid in the first place then? I never had access to any information about payment ever,unless the parents have told me. I only submit my...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    I worked in both Carolina's and yes,those 2 southern states are very bad to work in PDN. I hope someone does not think i am "dissing" those states,but there are no clear-cut rules,low pay,and the...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. Nurses Attacked by Patient
    i do wonder if something happened to the other pts can the nurses be charged with abandonment?
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    I remember someone mentioned on the PDN forum that Medicaid tracks your hours,whether you are a PDN working for an agency or an independent provider with a Medicaid #. Any truth to that? I ask...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    I worked in Geriatric LTC before PDN. Many of my first Pdn patients were Peds patients and the trachs and feeding tubes were totally different. The skills do not necessarily transfer over.
    Nov 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    Night shifters do not really have ANY breaks.
    Nov 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    I drink lots pf diet soda most of the time. I noticed when i worked PDN in school,i did not have any lunch break. When i needed a bathroom break i had take the pt to the nurses office
    Nov 7
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    I have never heard of lunch breaks with Pdn. I never thought about it to be honest. I just hurry and stuff food in my mouth. How would a break be provided if you are the only qualified...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    This agency sounds like a company i used to work for that has acronyms ends in A and begins in P. Horrible experience with them,and i hate companies with the call in system. Sounds too big...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Home health care and nursing expected to grow  55% by 2020
    To be honest NJ is a great state to be in if you have a child that needs high tech nursing care. ' I do not know what was wrong with South Carolina but i knew plenty of kids that could not get 16...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. Home health care and nursing expected to grow  55% by 2020
    Who is going to pay for this?
    Oct 30
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. It drives me nuts when....
    Agency expects me to keep a clear schedule and not accept work from other agencies even though client is in the hospital. For example,client was in the hospital for 2 weeks. I called the agency...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. How do you all cope with stress and overbooking?
    I would rather be overbooked than under-booked to be honest. Some weeks i work 80 hours a week,and others i am down to 24 hours a week. I also work for 2 agencies,but i do not work full time...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Diaper Changes
    Many of the parents tell me to only change a diaper if its soaking wet. It has a small or medium amount of urine,they do not want them changed. Since i work at night,their rationale is that they...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. BSN Only?  Give me a break!!
    Yes,i know. I am not talking about people who had prior Degrees before entering Nursing. The OP pursued a degree not related to nursing while an experienced nurse. Which is my next question..why...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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