Good for you FF:RN!!
I'm a PDN....an "in hospital PDN" in the arguably the best Medical Center here in the Manila. I don't do house cases... I take care of the critically ill patients who needs 1 on 1 monitoring (in addition to the staff provided by the Hosp) or just plainly rich they want a special nurse around. I was an ICU nurse of the same institution too, so all the more easier for me to do the things that iVE been doing since I became a PDN.
NO...they should not look down on PDNs cause to tell you quite frankly...I'm happier as a PDN. Same one on one ratio of patient... lower load, no big bosses, no paper works, no checking of CSS, Pahrmacy, and equipments, bonuses almost everyday from rich patients, meeting famous people, AND THE PAY IS 4-6X the amt I was getting when i was a staff...
....so who's to look down on who again????