1. Greetings, I live in Miami Beach Florida and have been working Private duty cases in patient homes and in Hospital settings for the last 5 or 6 years. I also have been doing in home assessments for an agency that provides Home Health Aides for people with long term care insurance. I do these visits once a month and have about 20 to 30 people at any given time. I try to stay in my area only because of driving time involved and high gas prices. I love the freedom I have with my work but sometimes I go weeks without a case. My income at this point is not very stable and I was thinking about doing some part time work in another area. Something a bit more challenging. Something I could do if I ever wanted to take on a travel nurse position. I have been in Nursing for over 20 years but the hospitals in my area say I need to take an RN refresher course before they will hire me. This course is expensive and time consuming. Even then they want to start me at a salary of a new graud. I am conflicted and would love to find a special area that would fit my independent spirit but would increase my learning curve. Thristy for knowledge but not bureaucracy. Any suggestions?
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    About Nurseterr7

    Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 30; Likes: 4
    Home Health/Private duty
    Specialty: LTC, Med Surg, HH


  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses. I don't have any advice. However, I moved your thread to the general forum out of Introductions, since you have specific questions and a need for advice. This way perhaps more people can help you.

    Good luck!
  4. by   TazziRN
    Don't have any suggestions but :groupwelcome: