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Home Health Care Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

A Home Health Care Nurse works with patients in their homes. These nurses mainly work with the elderly, but sometimes work with younger children who have developmental or mobility issues. A Home Health Care Nurse is great for people that would rather work outside of a hospital.

Things You'll Do:

  • Work with patients on a long term basis
  • Help patients regain physical independence
  • Manage patients’ medication

Your job characteristics:

  • Multifaceted
  • Patient-facing
  • Independent

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Nursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • You can start working as a Home Health Care Registered Nurse
    More about becoming an RN ›
  • Pass Your
    Home Health Care Nurse certification exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Become a
    Certified Home Health Care Nurse

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Patients’ homes
    • Nursing homes

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  • How Much You
    Can Make

      an average salary of

      $39K - $55K

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • You’ll help educate family members on how to care for your patient when you aren’t around.

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