Home health or hospice?

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by zacarias zacarias, ASN, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in tele, stepdown/PCU, med/surg. Has 14 years experience.

Hi all,

Due to hospital nursing being really stressful for me I'm looking to cut back and change possibly either to home health or hospice. I have a feeling I'd really be good at hospice but don't know anything about home health in case I can't get into hospice. I have years of hospital experience and good assessment skills. Just looking for ideas on how to start and to find out what it all entails. Thank you!

Been there,done that, ASN, RN

Has 33 years experience. 6,823 Posts

Both home health and hospice are stressful. There are many other positions available for experienced nurses.

Start by scouring the job boards and reading the job descriptions.

Best wishes.

zacarias

zacarias, ASN, RN

Specializes in tele, stepdown/PCU, med/surg. Has 14 years experience. 1,338 Posts

I didn't mean to imply that home health or hospice aren't stressful in their own way. I am a good hospital nurse and owe my skills to my years as an acute care nurse. I still believe I would be good at hospice and am inquiring about home health to get more of an idea of that.

Z