I am a registered nurse in Massachusetts. I graduated nursing school
in 1994 and since that time have worked exclusively in outpatient settings, primarily urban neighborhood health clinics.
After a great deal of thought, as well as a very profound experience with hospice care during the recent illness and death of my father, I am considering pursuing a career in hospice.
I am writing to ask how to best pursue this goal. I understand that some basic medical/surgical experience will likely be required. Is oncology experience also recommended? Essentially, I would like to know how to best prepare for a career in hospice nursing.
I would greatly appreciated any advice or suggestions.
Thank you very much.