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To become a private duty nurse you have to become an RN or LPN first. After becoming qualified for home care nursing jobs, you'll be able to provide individual care for patients who require nursing services in their home.

Physicians prescribe private duty nursing for patients with injuries, physical or mental conditions warranting additional coverage, and certain other illnesses. RNs and LPNs can build an independent [...]
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There are so many reasons why I want to be a nurse! As a nurse, I will get to help other people while enjoying a good salary and a steady paycheck. Because healthcare is always evolving, I will never get bored and can learn new skills whenever I choose. Nursing will also allow me the flexibility to work only three days a week or I [...]
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Name: Nicole A. Kapalko, R.N., B.S.N.

Job: Travel Nurse

Place of Employment: American Mobile Healthcare, San Diego, CA.  I am currently on assignment at Gwinnett Medical Center in an Atlanta suburb.

How did you find the job? Did you know someone who helped you get your foot in the door?
A fellow nurse referred me to American Mobile—one of the biggest travel companies. When I first started traveling, [...]
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Name: Liz, age 48

Nursing experience: 26 years

Job Title: Pediatric Telephone Triage Nurse

Metro Area: Denver, Colorado

Place of Employment: Hospital

How did you find the job? Did you know someone at the clinic or hospital?
I found the job by taking my son to speech therapy. The office for the telephone triage unit was across from my son’s speech therapist office. One day, I decided to walk in and [...]
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