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Who is a Home Health Nurse and How to become One?

· Nursing

A lot of nurses have considered becoming a home health nurse but are afraid to take the step for various reasons. While they understand that working as a home health nurse can be way more profitable than being a permanent staff nurse, a lot of them decide to take this important step in their career really late.

The reasons behind this can be different. Most of the times, the nurses are afraid of the uncertainty since any kind of freelance work involves a certain amount of uncertainty. On the other hand, they might not know how to do it, what kind of documentation to provide whom to turn to. So, in this article, we are going to unlock the secrets of becoming a home health nurse. Here we go!

Who is a home health nurse?

A home health nurse is someone who provides care in the home of their patients. Patients who need home health nursing are usually disabled or elderly people. However, these people may also be recovering from an accident or may be suffering from a serious illness. Home health care involves helping the patients with basic needs such as bathing and dressing them, as well as taking care of their wounds, providing medication and IV therapy.

Home health nursing is a kind of mixture of different types of nursing. It requires a bunch of skills such as those required for medical/surgical nursing, mental health nursing, parent/child nursing, and community health.

Anyone who wants to practice home health nursing should have the RN or LVN License. So, if you already have one of these and if you have also worked as a permanent staff nurse, then home health nursing won’t be a problem for you.

*Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) – these are the people also referred to as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). They must also complete an accredited nursing program and pass a test to get licensed.

Finding a job as a home health nurse

As a permanent staff nurse, you might not have enough time to search for a side gig. And it’s ok since your current job usually takes most of your time and energy. And, at the end of the day, you might just want to drive home and have a good night’s sleep. But what if we told you that on your way home you can pay a one-hour visit to a patient, administer some medication, see how they are doing, and get paid a decent hourly wage? Sounds interesting, right? With Scrubfly, this is made possible. Scrubfly is a mobile app that you can download either from App Store or Google Play. You need to take three steps:

  1. Get registered
  2. Get verified
  3. Start accepting job offers

This is as easy as one-two-three. If you do not know how to get verified or what kind of documentation to provide, then you can contact Scrubfly team at +1 (818) 245-5101 and book a seat for the training program designed specifically for nurses. The good news is that the app is completely FREE of charge. We are only going to charge the healthcare providers for our services. So, come join the big Scrubfly family.

Let’s take care of patients together!