I currently work in home health and do enjoy. I only have a few semesters left in my MSN program and then I will (hopefully) become an FNP (assuming I pass boards!). Do any of you have APNs working in your agency? What do they do? I definitely see a need but am not sure of the legalities and such. In my state an APN must have a physician contract type thing and home health orders must be written from an MD...not an APN. Just trying to see what might happen come graduation time!!
Jul 6, '12
Where do you live? I used to live in the Midwest and there were job postings for NP's with a group of physicians doing house calls. There is a website that provides link to physicians who offer this service:
American Academy of Home Care Physicians - Info for Patients, Families and Friends: Physician Referral Network
Jul 7, '12
In home hospice there is a APN who does face to face evaluations on patients who reach their 6 months to determine continuation of care.
Jul 7, '12
I live in central IL and yes, APNs work in home health.
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