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home health care nurse

To provide nursing to the patients at their homes, home health care nurses are specifically trained. It has been observed that most of the home nursing is provided to the elderly but younger people with disabilities or limited moving ability also need home care. In the end of life care, home health care nurses for long periods of time where as their job can be temporary as well. Home health care nurses have to deal with one patient every day, all the time. They have to provide nursing care to the patients as well as help them getting stable mentally and emotionally.

 

• Education criteria for home health care nurses:

To become a home health care nurse, it is very important to complete a nursing program of 2 or 4 years. Associate of Science in nursing is a 2 year program where as Bachelors of Science in Nursing is a 4 year nursing program which can be completed from any nursing school. After completing the nursing program, nurses have to sit in an exam called as NCLEX. This exam entitles the nurses to work as registered nurses in any state of USA. A nurse can then continue and acquire advance certification of Board Certified Home health Care Nurse.

 

• How much usually a home health care nurse earns?

The career stance for registered nurses is really good for nurses all over the world. In USA, it is claimed that by the year 2018, there will be a growth up to 22% in the employment offered to the nurses. The registered home health care nurses earn about $58,740 annually. The advanced health care nurses, however, earn more. And the nurses who are hired in the case of end-of-life employment earn even better.

 

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