Hi all, I work for a company that started off many years ago as a nursing home and has now branched out in several different directions, and I really enjoy it because the company and higher-ups are very proactive, always looking to be ahead of the game (there are a lot of nursing homes in this area to compete with). I originally started doing home care nursing here, and still am a little bit.
About 6 months ago my administrator asked me if I was interested in hospice. I had worked in LTC and my grandma was on hospice care so I shrugged and said sure. So the CEO handed my boss a blank piece of paper and said "create a hospice agency". 6 months later, a grueling state certification process and a huge learning curve later, I am officially the hospice RN supervisor. We actually just finally received our cert yesterday.
I actually learned A LOT during the cert process, but I have a long way to go. I am reading a book called "Final Journeys" by Maggie Callanan which has been helpful. If anyone has any advice or suggestions for resources please let me know. I plan on becoming certified eventually, although I read that 2 years of hospice experience is recommend first- is this true? Thanks in advance!