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Home Health Nurse Question?

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Hello. I have been here for a while, but I havent been on much. a Lot has happened in my life in the last few years and I am just now getting back to getting back to school to finish my degree. I have three more classes to take before I apply to the official Nursing program. I am considering going in to home health and need to ask this: Do RN graduates need to take addlitional classes or training to go in to home health? I am trying to figure out the best course of action to take. I am also trying to find my way through all of these questions (a million!) going through my mind. LOL I am terrified of the TEAS V and the NCLEX, but I will deal with that when I get there. I have trouble remembering math once Ive learned it and move on. All of the other stuff, shouldn't be too bad for me though. Thank the Lord.

RunBabyRN

Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

Home health doesn't necessarily require extra certifications, but it will definitely help. Home health is actually one of the easier areas of nursing to enter right now (along with skilled nursing). Check out the Home Health Nurses forum under the Specialties tab- you'll get TONS of great info there. :)

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 10 years experience.

In many states you must have a year paid nursing experience before working in skilled home health. California regulations require skilled home health agencies to only hire nurses with at least a year of verifiable paid nursing experience. Medicare regulations have similar requirements.