Home Healthcare Nurse Careers
Home Health Care Nurse: Home Health Care Nursing is a growing area, as more and more patients prefer to receive care in their own homes. Home Health Care Nurses are registered nurses, who often provide follow-on care after a patient is discharged from a hospital or health care centre.
Some duties of Home Health Care Nurses include:
- Dressing wounds.
- Educating patients and families on medications.
- Advising patients on diet and other factors that would lead to a healthy recovery.
- Allowing the patient to maintain independence.
- Caring for patients with acute illnesses, disabilities or terminal illness.
Where they work: Home Health Care Nurses can work in Hospital settings, assisted living centers, nursing homes, along with travelling to patients homes.
Qualifications: To become a certified home health care nurse, you will need to study an academic program in home care. Many nursing institutions work closely with home health agencies placing qualified nurses in suitable positions. It is important to check that the institution you choose has a successful track record in placing Home Health Care Nurses in regular employment.
Find a Nursing School near you: Use the Further Your Career zip code search box, to find schools and colleges in your area that offer nursing programs.
Below is a list of some of the various types of medical nurses / assistant nurses: