I've been following the board for a few weeks, getting tips, seeing how my hospital compares, the nightmare stories, etc. ! I have been a hospital based nurse for 16 years with med surg, ER, icu, and procedures clinic. I am just really really done with hospital nursing. I switched hospitals and took a position with a large Detroit based hospital for home health. It seems how they approach training for this is top notch...although I could be wrong. LOL I am in training for six weeks at corporate with various educators, leRning computer, paperwork, organization, coding and all the other admin stuff. Going out to observe and do monitored openings. Next, 6 weeks at my local office in orientation. Then I'll work up to three patients a day for a while, then up to the standard of six. (Or six points). Hospital managers, educators said it'll be six months before we are fully on our own. I feel lucky that they take this training seriously and have tons of resources for the nurses.I can already see how the paperwork can be a nightmare, so I am taking all of your tips and tricks to heart
. I think this is going to be a good change, although one with challenges! Just wanted to say HELLO to everyone and convey that you all inspire me.