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by Jibya Jibya (New Member) New Member Nurse Student

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Hey everyone,

I am trying to find a way to work from home because I want to be with my 1-year-old until she is ready for preschool.  Unfortunately, my partner doesn't have the means to provide for us completely so I need something that would pull in anywhere from $500-$1000 a month.  I'm working on a blog but those take time to get traction.  I was looking into becoming a medical transcriptionist.  I thought it would be a good way for me to stay fresh with my health care knowledge and earn some income.  Unfortunately, all the programs I'm seeing are full of redundant courses that I've already taken.  Does anyone know of a way to get around this?  I suppose I could contact the schools but I'm sure they'll want me to take some BS classes so they can make their $ off me.  3 years of experience with acute care nursing.  Suggestions appreciated and it doesn't necessarily have to be related to MT.  I wish there was a way I could just study and take a test to receive certification...  Or maybe there are some other in-home nursing jobs I'm not finding.  TIA!  (BTW- not interested in triage)

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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1 hour ago, Jibya said:

I was looking into becoming a medical transcriptionist. 

I would advise against becoming a medical transcriptionist. Most hospitals are eliminating their in-house transcriptionists and using online companies. My GF did medical transcription for 24 yrs, last 10 yrs from home. The hospital laid off all their transcriptionists and went to an online company. The online companies pay you per line (6-9 cents/line). Doctors speak very fast when they dictate and many of the foreign doctors are had to understand. Unless you can type 100 words/min, it would be difficult to make a living. Add to the fact that many hospitals incorporate speech to text software for their dictation. My GF's former dept. lost half of their dictation in her last year working for the hospital due to speech-to-text software.

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Swellz has 6 years experience and specializes in oncology, MS/tele/stepdown.

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Do you have oncology experience? I work for a company doing chart abstraction on a part-time basis.

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Any legit at home position would require childcare while you are on the clock.

If you only need 1000 dollars a month, a few shifts in the hospital would qualify.

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How about Health Information Technology (HIT)?  Some people review charts from home.  There's also Utilization Management RNs who possibly work remotely.  I would definitely check it out.

Hope this helps!

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RosesrReder has 13 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN.

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You are going to need childcare for any work from home job that is legit.  Why not go PRN at a hospital and maybe do a few night shifts a month.  Per Diem positions usually pay more since they don't offer you benefits.

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