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Pixie.RN has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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Pixie.RN has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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It's for a national insurance company, I'd rather not get more specific, though goodness knows that most people who know me, know me. lol. 

I have been applying to work-at-home (WAH) jobs for more than a year, and in July was the first time I had a response to an application. Apparently these companies get upwards of 350+ applications per position, so it's really important to tailor your resume and cover letter to the position. 

I went to the career pages for the following companies on a regular basis:  Parallon, Anthem, Aetna, UnitedHealth Group, AmerisourceBergen, Humana, Cigna, and Carenet. I also joined a Facebook group called Remote Nursing Jobs. I have a bunch of different versions of my resume and an equal amount of customized cover letters. I set up a search on Indeed to search for "Work From Home Nurse" without filling in the location. I followed those same big companies on LinkedIn and applied there as well. I was pretty aggressive in applying during several time periods over the past year. 

I feel very fortunate. I am a disabled veteran with hip and feet issues and also am still in recovery from peripartum cardiomyopathy. I have to say my good days far outnumber my bad days, though. I just really needed one company to see my potential, and it happened. I have advanced degrees and board certs and all kinds of stuff, but that doesn't always matter when you don't have the exact experience that matches the job description. 

If you need more info, PM me. 🙂

2 hours ago, ruby_jane said:

WOW! This is so cool.

I'm just a little jealous, not a real contributor here. Do you have to be licensed in multiple states, or are all the appeals from your home state?

For my role, I am only be required to be licensed in the state where I reside. This really varies by company and position, from what I have seen.

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I am allowed to work from home once/week.  It's great because I can get some cooking/laundry done while working, and like someone else said, no commute!  I personally wouldn't want to do it every day because I like the team environment, and I like being on-site in case I have technical problems or need to collaborate with others.  Calling in to meetings is not the best way to connect with my coworkers.  

I hope you enjoy your position!

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dream'n has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in UR/PA, Hematology/Oncology, Med Surg, Psych.

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I work in a medical review position for the government.  I literally prayed and prayed for the job and feel very blessed.  I honestly have never been happier. But I definitely don't make 6 figures 🙂My pay is consistent with the average.  

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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I've worked from home (academia) for three years now. My current roles gets me out of the house a coupe times a month at least- so that helps. 

I tend to work all the time a I have no little ones- so I've started 'going to work' and 'going home from work' by leaving the house and literally walking for 10-15 minutes. It helps me separate my home and work lives. 

I would have a VERY rough time going back to an actual job site now. Spoiled I guess. 

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On 9/3/2019 at 11:55 PM, dream'n said:

I love it!  One of my favorite things is no commute. That cuts 1 1/2 hours out of my day and it's wonderful.  And even though it's silly, I like not having to pack a lunch. I can just get up from the desk at lunchtime and walk to the fridge.  Not having to lay out my outfit the night before work is good too.  My stress level has decreased a tremendous amount.

After working at the bedside, I am so happy to work in peace without having to run around like crazy.

if you dont mind me asking, what do you do? i have a toddler and i would love to work from home. i know case manager is one of the good options, but was wondering if there are other opportunities that im unaware of. thx

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Pixie.RN has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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21 minutes ago, anishr said:

if you dont mind me asking, what do you do? i have a toddler and i would love to work from home. i know case manager is one of the good options, but was wondering if there are other opportunities that im unaware of. thx

Most (all?) companies require that you have childcare while you work. My daughter (she is 2) will still go to daycare. 

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HarmonyRN is a BSN and specializes in Maternal/Child Health. Obstetrics.

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I ultimately would like to transition to WFH Nursing. I currently commute 52 miles each way. I earn great money, but I’m a little over it. I have school aged children, so no child care needed. But I would just like to increase my quality of life while gaining more experience in other areas. My question is how can I break into this sector with no experience in CM, UM, etc and make a decent wage. I can take a slight decrease because I won’t be driving so much. But what do positions like this earn typically. I live in PA, FYI. TIA

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