YooHoo! I am joining the HH ranks!

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  • Has 20 years experience.

Hey all. I am very excited to announce that I will soon be joining your ranks as an official HH nurse :yeah:! I have been an LPN for 15 years and will be doing HH for the first time. Is it crazy to be super excited and terrified at the same time?! I have really enjoyed the thread on a typical day in the life of a HH nurse. It really helped me to decide that this is something I wanted to pursue. Well, wish me luck and thank you all for the the great info :D.

annaedRN, RN

519 Posts

Specializes in LTC/hospital, home health (VNA). Has 10 years experience.

Good luck to you!!! HH will be such a new exciting adventure for you. It is a different type of nursing...the only one for me. You'll love the flexibility, independence and the one-on-one time. Much more challenging than most people think - but VERY rewarding. Let us know how it goes

Limik

180 Posts

Has 20 years experience.

Thanks annaedRN! I will definitely keep you posted. I'm sure I'll be checking in to ask questions as I go along!

flahomenurse

5 Posts

Specializes in Home Care, Hospice, Dialysis. Has 14 years experience.

congratulations and good luck!!!

joyflnoyz, LPN

356 Posts

Specializes in home health. Has 42 years experience.

Congrats, Limik! I'm in the same situation:LPN, just accepted a home health job after a lot of years LTC/rehab.

Will start soon, just not sure when (same company, transfer/ lateral move. DON won't let me go til after state survery) I'm excited, and a bit (well, Ok a LOT! ) nervous about a whole new area of nursing

We'll go on this journey together, how about that??? :bdyhdclp:

Limik

180 Posts

Has 20 years experience.

Hey joyflnoyz, congrats on your new position :yeah: ! I would love to have a sister in arms on this journey. Keep me posted and I will continue to do the same. I officially start my new position on Monday :p! Still super excited and a lot nervous. Best of luck to you!:anpom:

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

Hope you enjoy the best kept secret in nursing as much as most everyone else working in this specialty.

bonnie west

37 Posts

Please inform me more about Home Health Care. I work in CCU and do not like it I have been a nurse for 10 mths.

joyflnoyz, LPN

356 Posts

Specializes in home health. Has 42 years experience.

Found out just last week..new job starts 3/30 WOOOO HOOOO!!

:dancgrp:

Limik

180 Posts

Has 20 years experience.

Congrats joyfjnoyz :yeah:! Hope things go well with the new position. I am currently starting week #2 of my new position. Have to admit, learning Home Health can be a little (OK make that a LOT!!!) intimidating, but I am hanging in there. Looking forward to getting into a routine and feeling more comfy with my new resposibilities. Plz keep me posted on how things are going.

COOPERSMOMMY

10 Posts

i am a fairly new nurse (2006) that started hh a year and a half ago, i think it takes at least a year to know if this is what you want. the beginning orientation is easy, at least for me, when you get your full pt load is when you really get it. i love what i do but it is stressful, a different stress than in the hospital. hh becomes your life. i really can't imagine being back in the hospital but it is hard. i do love how much i am appreciated though.

mikki :nurse:

joyflnoyz, LPN

356 Posts

Specializes in home health. Has 42 years experience.

Hey Limik...how's the 2nd week? Got any tips for this HH newbie??

I start Monday , 0900. BIG change form PM shift (normally get to bed 2-3 AM)

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