Nursing Student considering Home Health Nursing Career

  1. I am a 3rd semester RN nursing student. I may be moving this summer to a very rural area of west Texas. There are not many options available to me in this community. They have a hospital, that is lucky to have 1 patient in which you work 6 twelve hour shifts in a row and then get 8 days off. There is also a home health agency. The only other option is to drive 100 miles to the nearest hospital. I do not know anything about the home health area (they do not mention it in school). I am very interested in reading these postings. I do have a question- What are your typical schedules like and what is the average compensation and benefits. I would appreciate any help. Thank you
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  3. by   ullnurse
    HH wages depend on your location. Usually somewhere around 45,000. But remember, in order to go into HH nursing, you are usually required to have atleast one year of hospital experience. Just keep that in mind. I love HH. I've been in it for about 2 1/2 years.
  4. by   renerian
    Do you mean working there now as an assistant of some nature or there after graduation? In my opinion if your case were true and those were your only option after graduation, I personnaly would move.

    renerian

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