Home Healthcare Nurse
Home healthcare nurses help create a more accessible world for patients that are elderly, sick, recovering from surgery, or terminally ill. They are healers, connectors, and leaders that are service-oriented and empathetic. They often work for agencies, hospice organizations or hospitals and provide health care for patients in the comfort of their homes.
Working under the supervision of a physician, their tasks range from helping with bathing and eating to wound care, pain management, and administering medication. Although they are part of a medical team, they have flexible schedules and are able to work independently. Because home healthcare nurses visit patients in their home settings, this career provides opportunities to build meaningful relationships with patients and their families and make a real difference in their quality of care.
Home healthcare nurses must earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, a RN (registered nurse) credential, and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) in order to practice. Jobs for registered nurses are expected to grow 12% by 2028.