Newnurserpn2014 - my very first job was home health nursing as well. What I dislike about it: it's PRN, meaning, they call me whenever they "need" me. That could mean they'd need me that DAY to take a shift, or take a start or resumption; or to see the patient the next day. For someone with children, it is extremely difficult arranging childcare when you're at their whim all the time. I tried to get my kids in full-time care so I could be available more... then they just didn't give me enough work. Pay is extremely low. Yes, I feel that it was a luxury being able to "choose" when I wanted to work, but the instability of the work was difficult to deal with. Consistency and continuity of nursing care is also extremely difficult to maintain in the home when you've got nurses coming and going. Many of them are lazy and/or have become comfortable. I'm talking about forgetting to document their nursing care, carrying out incorrect orders, not informing the Dr or agency supervision about a change in care or meds.... It can really be a mess if you're not with an agency that has their crap together. I work for a small HH agency. If you don't have kids, I can imagine that it'd be a lot easier.