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  1. Annual evaluation
    It never hurts to ask! I never did because I thought it wouldn't happen. Finally after my third year I did, and my clinical mgr laughed! She was sure it wouldn't happen, but she said she'd try for me...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. 2015 Current LPN Pay
    $23/hr Pediatric Private Duty nursing, 5 years experience. No benefits. Overtime $34.50/hr. Eastern PA.
    Feb 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Advocating for my pt.
    She probably gets mad when they're dated because then it can be proven that she's using the equipment longer than prescribed. Her insurance might not be so great, or she's not prescribed enough every...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Winter Weather!
    If my client is nearby and I'd be travelling mostly major roads which would be plowed and salted, I go. I live in the NE where snow is a fact of life and we all know how to drive in it if it's a...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. RN training pay at 10$/hr?? NJ
    Bayada has always been fantastic with their communications with me. I get responses quickly from customer service managers and clinical managers, and whenever I call HR for benefits or payroll they...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. RN training pay at 10$/hr?? NJ
    I'm with Bayada, and it's a fantastic company! First of all, I KNOW they do not hire anybody without at least one year of professional clinical experience. So that is very weird that they are...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. How long would you commute?
    I don't like to do more than a 20 min. drive. I'm in a fairly populated area with many cases, with good roads and highways and seldom any bad traffic, so that could be 15 miles. I have done 30-40...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. How soon can I start looking for a camp job?
    I'd buy it! BTW, Al is a new proud papa!! ;D Finally he can benefit from free camp tuition!
    Jan 23
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  9. Home ventilators
    I've been seeing the old vents go by the wayside as new vent cases pop up. The Trilogy is the new kid on the block, and it's fantastic.
    Jan 14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. Nature's Classroom?
    Nature's Classroom is during the school year, right? Is that something you can take a Girl Scout troop to? I'm posting as a leader right now, not as a nurse! ;D
    Jan 14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  11. How soon can I start looking for a camp job?
    It's never too early! Camps love to get their staffing filled early, and you'd get your pick of places. Start googling camps in the area you would like and message their hiring contact. Camps are...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  12. Receiving report
    You can also look in the chart at the other nurses' notes over the past several days. That can give you clues how the ct has been recently. Even if I get a decent report from the parent, I still...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. Why of why.....can nobody actually show up on time?
    My problem is the HHAs that follow me in the morning. All three of them are consistently late. I don't mind once in a great while, but they blow in from 5-25 minutes late with a fresh cup of Dunkin...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. Tell me about the shifts you work
    Last year I was the night nurse 6 days/week. My room was in the health center and the other nurses had other housing away from the HC. I was on from 7p-7a. I did the evening meds, any sick calls and...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  15. New Year's Eve - Who's working?
    Hi, Folks, Who's working tonight? I wasn't supposed to, I promised myself and my family I'd be with them for once, but alas, here I am picking up the only hours I could get on short notice. Woe is...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. A new puppy!!
    Yeah, that's what I meant, the client. I'm still in good standing w my employer fortunately. One more thing, last month she had a friend visit from out of town. The friend dropped one of her...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. A new puppy!!
    I'm feeling low about this anyway because it happened the day after Christmas and we did spend this month as if I was actually going to be getting all my paychecks. It's also embarrassing to be...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. A new puppy!!
    I will admit why I have put up with that dog- $$$$$. It's a 12-hr shift and I was working it 5 days/week. I can deal with routine care for a healthy dog. Actually there's more to it than that, I've...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. A new puppy!!
    Update on the puppy... Well, it's 4 months later and I'm so fed up w this dog. I'm admittedly not a dog person but this dog is really out of control. It went to behavior school for weeks and all it...
    Dec 29, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Nuclear power plant
    Since KI is not a prescription med, then the camp doctor can quietly put a standing order on it, just like Tylenol.
    Nov 20, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  21. Ways to chart about mucus?
    Good thing there are no points for creative expression in nurses' notes! Just the facts, ma'am!! Re: putting the info about size and depth, if I'm sick of repetitious writing (which I usually am if...
    Nov 16, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. what part of 'I hereby resign my postition' did they not understand?
    It took me several months to shake my last agency, too!
    Oct 31, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. what part of 'I hereby resign my postition' did they not understand?
    I'm seeing "Home Health" mentioned, as well as "Two clients a day if lucky"... this board is for Private Duty Nursing, not Home Health Nursing. There is a big difference in the two types of jobs,...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Home health care and nursing expected to grow  55% by 2020
    This article seems to be referring more to Home Health Nursing. We're all Private Duty nurses here. That said, I'm sure PDN will be on the rise too. My agency can't get enough nurses. However the low...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. the "sleep-nazi"...(please take no offense, I didn't)
    I told my aforementioned client about this discussion and how the OP's rapport with her client sounded a lot like ours. She thought it was so funny, and agreed that I, too can be a Sleep Nazi. She...
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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