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What is the best advice for a home health nurse looking to transition to clinic/hospital setting?

March 31st, 2022

Since you have worked with a lot of patients in the home with chronic medical issues, a MED/SURG unit for a year would be your best transition or even the ER. Good Luck!

March 31st, 2022

It will be fast paced the hospital eats their young so be prepared
Doctors office would be fasted paced setting you may enjoy

February 6th, 2023

One recommendation is for the home health nurse to get acquainted with new schedules that may not be as flexible as the home health role. The pace of work can be accelerated if working in a large active practice or hospital. Ask what the ratio is for nurse to patient to begin to visualize how the day- day may be. Also consider shadowing a nurse for 3-8 hrs on their busy days- this will give you a window in as well and will hopefully yield a smoother transition.

October 2nd, 2022

Best advice would be to avoid hospital but look for ambulatory position for better hours and no on-call.

July 20th, 2022

go to college and learn more about newly updated education instruction plans of nursing schools.

May 31st, 2022

Start with the population you serve in home health (peds, hospice, geriatrics, etc.). It will help the employer know you already have experience and can help their population more. I'd recommend clinic over hospital, easier transition.

May 24th, 2022

Much faster pace, less autonomy.

April 9th, 2022

It is all about asking if you could follow someone for for a short time. Ask if you could have a preceptor for a few weeks.

March 31st, 2022

I am trying to get into a doctor’s office, but haven’t had any luck.