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10 Tips for Home Health Nursing

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As a Registered Nurse, this year marks my 20th year in home health nursing. It has been a wonderful ride and I have met some interesting patients and co-workers along the way. I have worked in the field and in the office. The following are some tips I have learned from experience and my peers. You are reading page 3 of 10 Tips for Home Health Nursing. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

jwiz214. Hi, just starting on my 2d nursing job hh! semiretired from hospital but still need few more yrs till I can Hang up my nursing cap[which I actually did wear in 'the day', darn thing kept getting stuck on curtains]. I believe I,ll be alright, but my manager is seeming to be overwhelmed with her own work load and I believe I,ll have to follow her to her clients to get some preceptoring and her inside knowledge of home health. wish me good fortune! thanks for your postings.

Thanks for the article. It was very insightful. I am starting home health after 21 years of doing other types of nursing....so I'll see how it goes.

How was your experience starting out in Home Health as a new grad?? I am in the same situation and was offered to start in March.

nurse.j., ADN, BSN

Specializes in Med-Tele, PCU, Home Health Case Manager. Has 8 years experience.

mcgar said:
How was your experience starting out in Home Health as a new grad?? I am in the same situation and was offered to start in March.

I start my first HH case manager/field RN next month too! I've been a PCU RN for 14+ months so I have hospital experience but nervous abs excited to start HH! Are you doing private duty or field RN and visiting many different pts a day?