I have worked in a hospital in a heart, lung, vascular pod for 3 years. I have 9 years of nursing experience. I have been thinking of taking a home healthcare job at another local hospital. I do not know anything about home healthcare. The reason I am interested is because the hours sound great. I have to young kids that both play sports and right now with my 12 hour shifts they have to miss a lot of practices and games because of me.
Mar 4, '13
I'm in a similar situation as you! (Well, except without the kids.) I am at a point in my life where my circumstances require me to have flexibility with my work. I recently shadowed a HH nurse who works for a large company. Maybe you can look into doing that as well to give you a clearer picture of what HH nurses do. Today I spoke with a manager of a hospital-based HH agency. From what I can tell so far, there are pros and cons for each. I'm hoping I make the right decision.
Good luck to you!
Last edit by Palmetto_Nurse on Mar 4, '13
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