Nursing jobs and nursing schools

Are Nursing Jobs from Home a Reality?

The Internet has ushered in a new era of careers that can be done from the comfort and privacy of home. However, many people might not picture nursing as a career that lends itself particularly well to the working-at-home environment. While that might have been true in the past, today there are numerous nursing jobs from home that can offer significant benefits.

What sort of nursing jobs from home exist?

Just as much of the nation has undergone a shift from purely onsite jobs to more flexible telecommuting positions, the nursing industry has done so as well. There are numerous nursing jobs from home that might appeal to you.

One option to investigate is becoming a telephone triage nurse. These nurses work from home and provide after-hours care over the phone for patients. You might need to answer questions from patients about nonemergency conditions. Or you could refer patients to the ER when their condition is serious enough. 

Other nursing jobs from home include teaching online nursing classes through online medical and nursing schools. If you have the knowledge required, you can easily conduct online classes working for an education provider dealing with homebound or online students. The subject matter and pay rate for these nursing jobs depend largely on the employer in question.

Finally, you could choose to become a case manager. These nursing jobs from home allow you to remain in communication with specific patients on a daily basis. You will discuss medical conditions with patients and help them understand side effects of their condition or medication, as well as providing them with important information to help better their situation.

What education is required?

Students typically follow any of three educational routes to become an RN. They are a bachelor's degree, an associate degree, and a diploma from an approved nursing program. Nurses most commonly enter the occupation by completing an associate degree or bachelor's degree program, followed by a national licensing exam. For advanced practice nurses — who are Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse-Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners — a master’s degree is required. Working from home as a nurse will require that you have the same education as those nurses who work in hospitals and other clinical settings. Most jobs will require that you are a Registered Nurse, though some might require that you are an LPN or nurse practitioner, as well. 

Other Resources

The best nursing schools: You can learn more about finding nursing jobs from home, as well as information about education and other topics.

HealthECareers: This site offers information about nursing jobs from home, as well as other medical jobs that can be done in a virtual environment.

NurseTown: This website provides information about nursing jobs from home, as well as travel nursing jobs and other positions.


Nursing Jobs

Search Nursing Jobs

Recent Nursing Posts

A better way to communicate with patients? (5)
ElianaBryson > 7-February-2019

What is the difficult part of nursing? (16)
radhikas > 17-January-2019

The Future of Your Nursing Career (16)
radhikas > 16-January-2019

Nursing School How long will it take? (40)
ElianaBryson > 17-December-2018

tough nursing interview? (3)
donnaa > 6-October-2018