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by brockclan3 brockclan3, LVN (Member) Nurse

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Hello guys! Just reaching out to any hospice nurses out there. I am currently an LVN and working my way toward RN. I have been considering hospice nursing (I am currently a tech at an ER) and was wondering how you got into hospice care? As in, what type of education, work history, special training, etc. one would need to get into hospice care. I am currently in the process of becoming a volunteer for a hospice home health agency where I live. I just wanted some pointers of how to get me in this line of nursing. TIA

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NamasteLVN has 7 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in Hospice.

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Why volunteer when you can get paid as a hospice LVN. I got into Hospice with no hospice experience but 5 years nursing experience (they like home health experience) I got hired by a staffing agency for hospice companies doing continuous care (aka crisis care) now I have 2 years hospice experience and just got hired directly by a hospice agency (better pay/benefits /training) i would look around to see if any agencies are willing to train someone with no hospice experience 

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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No, but I sleep with one at night. 

He started at a SNF working with the geriatric population, then quickly transitioned to hospice case manager. 

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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Moved to hospice nursing forum

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