What does a Home Health Nurse do?
A home health nurse provides an appropriate nursing care in a residential setting. The ideal nurse will deliver high level of caring and empathy while following the treatment plan to include administering medications, tracking vitals, providing wound and catheter care. Additionally, the home health nurse will chart progress and disposed of hazardous materials in appropriate containers.
The ideal candidate must be an R.N. and have a current unencumbered license by the Board of Nursing and 3+ years of nursing experience in a residential setting. This R.N. will have a wiliness to pass a background check as a part of the hiring process and have reliable transportation to to the residential setting and be able to cover any shift. The R.N. must feel confident in providing nursing care without oversight and be able to create rapport with patient and family members.
How much does a Home Health Nurse make?
Home Health Nurse Career Path
Learn how to become a Home Health Nurse, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Home Health Nurse Insights
“Terrible supervision As a new employee it was very awkward ever wanting to ask questions.”
“My salary started at $12.50/hour and I was given a raise to $13.00/hr after a year.”
“New hires start to make more then you because raises don't give you that much more.”
“Most wellness specialists do NOT have family lives or any work life balance because this job is SO draining.”
“Good and Good good good”
“everything nothing great nice awesome fantastic good bad cheerful tough”
“Your just a paper to print stuff management says forget your holidays your bound to work everyday here”
“If youve never been a manager this is a nice way to get your feet wet especially with the pay.”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a home health nurse
- Clinical Instructor
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Clinical Nurse
- Nurse Educator
The most common qualifications to become a home health nurse include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.