I posted on here a while ago, and thanks for everyone's responses. They were very helpful! I really like my current job in ICU, so not looking to leave any time soon, and if I do leave in the future, it would be within the same system (home health is often tied to hospital systems). By the time I would consider home health, I would probably have about 5 years of nursing experience (I currently have almost 1.5 years of experience).
I'm not really all that stressed in my job, suits me well, and I do enjoy it, and who I work with, as well (you're probably wondering, then, why would you leave? lol. Just for better hours for family life, not having to work 12's; my hospital is all 12's only, and while I don't have kids yet, I really would rather not leave them for 12 hours and pretty much not see them at all that day, though I guess there are pros to that; I could just work 2 days a week and have 5 days with them. Guess I should just play it by ear
). I do know that home health nurses typically work 8's (not 12's), and nights are not as typical. What scares me is being on your own...I mean, even with experience, there have to be times where you don't know something and wish you had a second opinion, right? What draws me to home health is the educational aspect, and being able to spend time with the patient (limited still, I know) without as many interruptions (though the interruptions are more unique, I'm sure, bed bugs and the like at times lol).