Private Duty Nursing
The Career Path for a Private Duty Nurse
Private duty nurses work one-on-one with patients with varying degrees of ailments. A private duty nurse can work in various settings to provide personal health care, but commonly these specialty nurses work in home health services. Private duty nurses also frequently work in pediatrics and tend to children with long-term illnesses. Compensation for private duty nursing is often paid through health care, such as Medicare or Medicaid, private insurance or private pay, and many private duty nurses are self-employed and work as contractors.
$25,000 - $97,000
Annual Salary Range
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
RN, Registered Nurse-Board Certified (RN-BC)