What You Need to Know About Becoming a Hospice Nurse
Hospice and palliative care nurses provide care and pain relief to patients in the final stages of life. Their goal is to help their patients live as comfortably and independently as possible and with the least amount of pain in their final days. A hospice nurse closely monitors the patient to identify which stage of the disease the patient has entered, adjusting the pain management and treatment schedule accordingly. One of the most important parts of a hospice nurse’s job is to provide emotional support to the patients and their families and help them feel more comfortable about death. As a result, compassionate listening and counseling skills are critical, and the job can be both stressful and emotional.
$40,000 - $70,000
Annual Salary Range
Nursing Diploma, ASN, or BSN
RN, Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN)