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Any NYC Independent RN Contractors?

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by ccjus123 ccjus123 (Member) Member

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Please share your experience with me with regards to working as an independent Nurse Contractor in NYC. I am currently a student and am starting my research now with regards to working as an Independent RN contractor.

Do you work solely or do you contract yourself with an agency?

Also please provide the going rate that you bill for NYC (hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) Also, do hospitals prefer that you have some work experience or can I contract myself as a new grad?

Also, I've done some searching on the is site and on the web and have found little concrete info. about this career. Could you please provide me with a reputable website and or other resources that might help me get started on eerything there is to know about Independent Nurse Contracting.

Thanks,

Cee Cee

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diane227 has 32 years experience as a LPN, RN and specializes in Management, Emergency, Psych, Med Surg.

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Are you going to be working in a hospital as in independent contractor doing patient care? I don't know what the standards are for NYC but I would advise you to get malpractice insurance and to set yourself up a business as an LLC (limited liability corporation). This limits your liability if you get sued. They can only sue you as a corporation. You should do this any time your an independent contractor, no matter what area you work in.

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I've noted entities that charge a fee to offer advice or otherwise help with setting a person up in this type of arrangement. Haven't seen much of anything from people that are actually doing it.

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diane227 has 32 years experience as a LPN, RN and specializes in Management, Emergency, Psych, Med Surg.

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When I lived in Houston I had a legal consulting business on the side and had several law firms that I routinely worked for, in addition to my position as director of emergency and pediatric services at Ben Taub (5th largest emergency department in the US). I made a few mistakes in the way I set the business up. First of all, for tax and liability purposes you should be set up as an LLC. I did not do this and so taxes took all of my earnings because it was combined with my regular earnings instead of earnings strictly from the business. In addition, I did not carry private malpractice insurance for the business which I should have. You are going to have to do some homework on this. I have never worked in any hospitals that hired independent nurses as contract. They always came through an agency. I have worked in Texas, Idaho and Washington and I have never seen this done that way in any place where I worked. You can set up your own LLC without an attorney. My CPA showed me how to do it. It is really just a matter of paperwork to set up a business through what ever local agency licenses businesses in your area. You should be able to find the information you need through the small business association.

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