Your Home Health Nursing Career

Home Health Nursing: Your Guide to Jobs in the Home Health Setting

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What is a Home Health Nurse?

A home health nurse provides care to patients in the comfort of their own homes. As a home health nurse, you’ll typically work with elderly or younger patients recovering from an illness or injury or managing a chronic condition.

What Does a Home Health Nurse Do?

Home health nurses are responsible for:

  • Performing regular health assessments.
  • Administering medications, injections, infusions, and catheters.
  • Providing wound care and rehabilitation services.
  • Educating patients and their families on their condition.

Home Health Nursing F.A.Q

How to get a nursing job at a home health facility

Home health nursing jobs offer nurses a deeply satisfying, intimate career setting. To enter the field, you’ll need to:
1. Complete a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) training program OR earn an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or bachelor’s in nursing (BSN).
2. Pass the NCLEX-RN exam (if seeking your RN license).
3. Gain at least 2 years of experience in related specialties, like med/surg, hospitals, nursing homes, or clinics.

What are the different nursing roles and specialties available within a home health setting?

Every day is a fresh, new experience for home health nurses. Depending on your passions and preferences, you can work in a variety of roles, specialties, and settings, including:
Home Health Nurse Roles
●  Registered Nurses (RNs)
●  Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
●  Nurse Practitioners (NPs)
●  Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)
Home Health Nurse Specialties
●  Wound care
●  Geriatrics
●  Pediatrics
●  Chronic disease management
Home Health Nurse Settings:
●  Agencies
●  Government organizations and programs
●  Hospice
●  Hospitals

How much do nurses in home health make?

Home health LPNs typically earn $50,000–$61,000, while home health RNs earn an average salary range of $75,000–$96,000, according to

What are the benefits of working in home health as a nurse?

Home health nursing jobs are unique, offering completely different environments, patient relationships, and experiences. This setting fosters exciting benefits such as:
●  Flexibility: Many home health agencies will let you choose your schedule to support your lifestyle needs.
●  Closer patient relationships: Home health nurses have the opportunity to build ongoing relationships as they continuously work 1:1 with their patients in a comfortable environment.
● Autonomy: Because of this setting, you’ll work more with patients and less with other staff, allowing you more day-to-day independence.

Your Setting. Your Next Nursing Job.

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