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  1. If you could change medicare/medicaid...
    To add,i have never heard of Pdn clients receiving Medicare.. Do they? I know in Ltc that Medicaid pays for most of the long term residents who have exhausted their funds. Medicare not so much...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. If you could change medicare/medicaid...
    You are assuming that the nurses who work basic cases would work on trach/vent cases. I know lots of basic nurses who do not want to work with vents at my agency,and it is a sizable number of nurses...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. How much do you make?
    I was actually thinking the problem could be the number of non citizens who receive healthcare. I do not understand why a less populous state like Oklahoma, for example, receives the same amount...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. How much do you make?
    In northern NJ $28-$34 seems to be the average Rn Pdn pay rate /hr and the lpn rate is 24 to 26/hr. In south Jersey RnPdb hourly pay rate ranges $26 to 28/hr Lpn rates were $21 to $23/hr.
    Sep 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. How much do you make?
    In California? Geez,i know the COL is still high there! I wonder if the Feds do not give California enough in "block grant" money.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. How much do you make?
    If Nj agencies get reimbursed $18/hr Rn then how is the agency paying nurses $32/hr? I actually heard that NJ reimburses $75/hr for lpn and $100/hr for Rn for pdn. Got to check that out.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. How much do you make?
    So basically it is the state that controls wages more or less? (I also know pay depends on agency)
    Sep 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. How much do you make?
    Why does Medicaid pay more for kids in one state vs another? I think it is the state,because a lot of kids on Medicaid in my state receive it in addition to HMO's.
    Sep 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. AT&T Will Keep Your Grandma Out of the Nursing Home
    For people saying it does not provide privacy,what makes you think the nursing home/ALF has more privacy?
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. A Bit Annoyed
    Are the parents traveling with a Critical Care team in an ambulance? If that is the case,they do not need you. My vent/trach kiddos usually have the CC team(which includes the Rn and 2...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. How much do you make?
    What state is that,so i can avoid it? Fed Ex pays more than that in my area.
    Sep 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. It drives me nuts when....
    I know it may sound silly,but it is annoying to me when some nurses show up 30 minutes before my shift ends. It is distracting because i cannot talk and write my notes at the same time.
    Sep 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. New LPN in ambulatory care, I'm doing the same job as the MA's.
    I do not even know how to respond. Nursing is way more than skills btw.
    Sep 11
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  14. The nurse you dread working after
    I thought every pt with a gt needs the HOB elevated because of increased risk of aspiration?
    Sep 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. How much do you make?
    I think the biggest factor regarding pay is the agency itself,and location. I haven't the slightest idea why Pdn pay in the south is so low regardless of Cost of living index. My pay in SC as...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Fake call outs irritate me
    We had this same discussion about nurses calling out on the Pdn forum. Most Pdn agencies are worse than the one i described above. Come to think of it,I do not think i know of one that does offer...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Fake call outs irritate me
    I think most jobs do not give out sick or vacation days anymore. I see most jobs bundle it into PTO instead. This is how it is at my agency. I get 1 week of PTO per year,and I am full time. Any...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Fake call outs irritate me
    Exactly the reason i cannot stand Unions! They enable lazy workers!
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    I was not trying to be funny,but when i was an lpn many assumed that an lpn was not a nurse. I lived in North Jersey at the time,(very populated area)but i guess the fact that i had to call the Rn...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    [QUOTE=BrandonLPN;8100621]The problem with that is, if anyone can call himself a nurse, people WILL assume that person is an RN or LPN. [/QUOTE/ I do not think most of the public knows what an...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Are We Truly That Gullible?
    Well,not trying to be funny,but a nurse can possibly lose her license if the pt has a peanut butter allergy but gets a peanut butter sandwich anyway.. I did not read the article.
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    The problem with "nurse" as i see it is that it does have different meanings,and is a noun as well as a verb. Remember "wet nurses" from back in the day? We also "nurse"(breastfeed) babies...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. PDN in assisted living?
    Thanks. Who is responsible for meds? You or the med tech? Did the AFL let you go in the med cart and pull up meds? What about back up emergency equipment and supplies? Who is responsible...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    No,i really did not know that. I know i asked a question like this on a different nursing board and someone told me that Rn and Lpn are protected titles,but the actual word "nurse" is not. I ...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Goodbye, fellow nurses
    It is great that you had a back-up plan! I do not have one,and i am scared because nursing is the only thing i know. I started at 22. I think it is probably easier for second career nurses to...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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