returning to the hospital environment


Has 1 years experience.

I have 5 years experience in the hospital setting, mostly ICU, though out multiple facilities

I am completely burnt out.

Im thinking about applying to home health. Just to get out of my current environment for a little while.

I may enjoy and decide to do it forever, but for any reason, if I decide to go back into the hospital setting, would home health on my resume hurt my career?

No disrespect to home health workers at all, just curious how this will play out.


Specializes in 8 years Telemetry/Med Surg, 5 years Stepdown/PCU. Has 14 years experience.

Try home health and just stay prn at the hospital and do the minimum hours required

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

It depends on how long you stay gone. In the end, yes. It could potentially make it more difficult to go back to acute care. Keeping an acute care position prn would be a good compromise while you figure things out.