Home Health Nursing

Everything You Need to Know about Home Health Nursing

Home health nurses are specially trained to provide care in the patient’s home. These nurses primarily work with the elderly but may also work with others who have developmental or mobility issues.

Preparation Path

  • Attain a BSN
  • Pass the NCLEX and become an RN
  • Seek employment with a home health care agency
  • If desired, earn certification as a home health nurse

Annual Salary Range
$39,000 – 55,000

Typical Tasks

  • Initiating a care plan
  • Helping patients develop physical independence
  • Managing the patient’s medication schedule
  • Caring for wounds
  • Educating patients and family members on the patient’s medical condition
  • Providing advice to family caretakers
  • Supervising home health aides

Employment Settings

  • Patients’ homes
  • Nursing homes

Education Requirements


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