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Work from home options for nurses

Don’t want to work in a hospital setting but still want to pursue a nursing career? Check out these work from home jobs for nurses.

Work from home options for nurses

When you think of nursing jobs, what work setting do you think of? Hospitals most likely come to mind. And why wouldn’t they? The majority of registered nurses (61%) work in hospitals, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

But a sizeable portion of the nursing community (18%) works in ambulatory health care services, which includes home care. That’s roughly 540,000 jobs of the 3 million nursing jobs in the United States. And overall, the projected job growth for nurses is more than double the national average, at 15% from 2016–2026, home care included.

With an aging US population and high health-care costs, at-home nursing is in a great position to continue to grow. Here are some of the best work from home options for nurses.

Case manager

What you’d do: A popular option for many nurses who want to work from home, case managers often work for hospice and home care centers, providing personalized evaluation and treatment plans to patients at home. Case managers can do some of their work over the phone, but typically visit patients in their homes to monitor progress.

What you’d need: Those who want to become case managers usually need a BSN (Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing) and an RN in the state they wish to work in. Since some of the work may be done over the phone, solid communication skills are a must.

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Nurse consultant

What you’d do: As is true in other industries, consultancy is all about providing subject matter expertise and advice. In nursing, consultants often work for insurance companies, health care centers, or independently, reviewing medical care plans and providing health and safety consultations.

What you’d need: Nurse consultants need to have their BSN, RN, and at least a few years of experience working as a nurse. There are many types of nurse consultants, each with specific areas of expertise. For instance, there are clinical nurse consultants, child care consultants, occupational health consultants, and many others.

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Nurse clinician

What you’d do: Freelance or home-based nurse clinicians are often responsible for the education of nursing staff, creating materials to help identify patient-care problems and guidelines on how to evaluate the effectiveness of the approaches. This type of work is open to different specializations, such as cardiological nurse units or intensive care.

What you’d need: Along with your RN degree, you’ll need leadership, teaching, and critical thinking skills, as well as a thorough knowledge of your speciality. Because you’ll be creating instructional material for other nurses, experience working as a nurse is critical to landing the job.

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Nurse informatician

What you’d do: With technology playing an ever-increasing role in health care, specifically in diagnosing patients, nurse informaticians are often responsible for developing data and communication standards to use in documenting medical records in order to make analysis and diagnosis more efficient and accurate.

What you’d need: Critical thinking, analysis, and organization skills are paramount. Often, health care organizations will hire nurse informaticians to help them transfer their paper medical records to EMR applications (Electronic Medical Records), so knowledge of various EMRs will also come in handy.

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Nurse evaluator

What you’d do: Whether they’re applying for nursing assistant positions or registered nurse positions, nurse evaluators review the skills and experience of applicants to make recommendations on admittance to nurse-training programs across the country. In a different capacity, some nurse evaluators provide in-home client assessments, reviewing patients’ medical histories and developing personalized care plans.

What you’d need: At least a few years of registered nurse experience along with current state licensure and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) are required to become an evaluator.

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