GapRN 41 Posts Nov 10, 2014 Feel free to wait it out... I hear the economy is better these days. But I hope you have free rent and a hobby to kill time with.I graduated '09 and spend the next 2 years handing in job applications and playing video games. Now I've been underemployed in home health for the last 3 years. It's good work, gratifying pt interactions, very flexable schedule, but low pay. The patients are generally stable, so it's OK to 1) assess the pt (KNOW YOU HEAD TO TOE), 2) go home and document (ASAP!!!!! you should buy wireless internet card or tether your laptop so you can document in car), 3) realize you forgot something vital, or tell your boss you don't know what's going on, 4) and then make a phone call, or schedule another PRN visit tomorrow and fix whatever you screwed up on. That pretty much sums up every visit I made in the first 6 months of my job.-It was crazy stressful, but in school they said that's what your 1st year will be. say goodbye to your friends for awhile. the schedule is just like school - you're not always busy, but you always have **** hanging over your head-you must be able to look stuff up and teach yourself. google "how to google well" and learn how to find stuff. My school books got more action on the job than in school.-photo consents and a WOCN co-worker who you can text the wound photos to are a must.-review head to toe assessment over and over.-every time you document anything... run it through ADPIE. then call the pt to tell them what you forgot during your visit. and act like you're going the extra mile, not making up for something you forgot. They love that!-prove that you're worth it, then DEMAND HOURLY PAY! per diem is ******** (Assuming you're RN? LVN does better perdiem) and you'll end up making $10/hour. just being on hold with the VA phone system will kill your hourly rate if you're RN.