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rnhopkins66
01-04-2008, 11:57 AM
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS FOR NURSES WHO ARE NOW STAY AT HOME MOMS IN THE NURSING PROFESSION TO DO FROM HOME?? I HAVE ABOUT 8 YEARS OF HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE IN MED-SURG AND THE OPERATING ROOM????









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LesleyJoy
01-04-2008, 12:27 PM
Hello! I am not certain what you need. Do you want to earn money, retain interest in nursing, open your home to others in need of private nursing care, or... what? Please do not tell me "what," OK? How about returning to school? There are quite a few online programs for RN to BSN and BSN to MSN. Indiana Wesleyan University has a well-regarded nursing program (a little shameless promotion here!).

Waiting to hear and cheering you on,

Joy

geenaRN
01-04-2008, 01:06 PM
I wondered about this, too, when I decreased my hours at work. What could I do from home as a nurse?

I don't think there's much. You could learn to be a transcriptionist. I think some nurses may do some insurance adjusting or something from home? Maybe some make follow up calls to patients. It's been awhile since I looked in to it, but I'd still be interested in doing something nursey from home. Maybe someone else will chime in with some suggestions.

KimRN
01-04-2008, 01:38 PM
Hello! I am not certain what you need. Do you want to earn money, retain interest in nursing, open your home to others in need of private nursing care, or... what? Please do not tell me "what," OK? How about returning to school? There are quite a few online programs for RN to BSN and BSN to MSN. Indiana Wesleyan University has a well-regarded nursing program (a little shameless promotion here!).

Waiting to hear and cheering you on,

Joy

Oh my! I was going to say the same thing, only I was going to plug the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay - that is where I'm doing my online BSN! :highfive:

A nurse could make good money doing transcription - not exactly nursing, but a way to make money at home and utilizing your knowledge of medical technology!

Mother Jones, RN
01-05-2008, 08:48 AM
I've become a freelance writer. Nursing Spectrum and Advance for Nurses are always looking for good writers who have fresh ideas. It doesn't pay much, but it's a great way to expand your horizons.

MJ :pepsi:

KimRN
01-05-2008, 11:21 AM
I've become a freelance writer. Nursing Spectrum and Advance for Nurses are always looking for good writers who have fresh ideas. It doesn't pay much, but it's a great way to expand your horizons.

MJ :pepsi:

I am embarrassed that I did not think of that!

DisappearingJohn
01-06-2008, 09:53 AM
One idea that comes to mind is working a "nurse line" for one of the various insurance companies...

One of the nurses I work with used to work for a pediatric nurse help line. They required a separate phone number, and when you were "on", they just rolled the calls to your number... She had a huge book to use as a reference, and a list of various places she could refer people to..

Just an "at home" thought..

KimRN
01-06-2008, 07:03 PM
One idea that comes to mind is working a "nurse line" for one of the various insurance companies...

One of the nurses I work with used to work for a pediatric nurse help line. They required a separate phone number, and when you were "on", they just rolled the calls to your number... She had a huge book to use as a reference, and a list of various places she could refer people to..

Just an "at home" thought..

Now, I did telephone advice for pediatrics, but in an office - how would I get hooked up to do that at home?

Nurse Stella
01-07-2008, 05:39 AM
There's a growing trend in some areas for tele-health. A pt has a monitor set up in their home. At a designated time they hook up to it for bp, pulse, wt and answer pre programmed questions. A nurse is needed to monitor/track the information and send out a home health nurse if the pt needs assessing. Our agency is looking into this, and the monitoring nurse can work from home. Just a thought.

B.

Mother Jones, RN
01-07-2008, 09:11 AM
I can hardly keep up with all these new advances in telecommunications. Boy, do I feel old.

MJ

MyOwnWoman
01-08-2008, 12:19 PM
Mother Jones, I know how you feel. When my daughter opens up her own practice she's going to use EMR's (electronic medical records) which interface with hospitals, pharmacies, etc...and she wants me to learn how to do it!

Heck, I can barely turn on my television set with all the remotes to the 7:1 surround sound, DVD player, CD player....it's all to high tech!

Yes, I've had to call my younger daughter on her cell to find out how to turn the TV on. Talk about feeling like an electronic moron.

geenaRN
01-08-2008, 02:57 PM
I consider myself to be fairly electronically savvy and there are times that I still have to call my husband to figure out how to switch to the DVD player. :motz:

P/J
01-09-2008, 01:38 AM
I realise that this is not exactly home nursing but have you considered something like community nursing. You could do this part time, and it is away from hospitals but is still nursing. It would involve either going to other people's homes to do dressing changes, or give meds. You would also work in a GP clinic.

Just some thoughts.

Mother Jones, RN
01-09-2008, 10:30 AM
I'm right there with you, My Own Woman. It took me all day to figure out how to reset the clock on our video tape player the last time the power went out.

MJ :pepsi:

KimRN
01-09-2008, 06:57 PM
I can hardly keep up with all these new advances in telecommunications. Boy, do I feel old.

MJ

I don't feel old, I wanna work from home! :dancing:

Julie
01-10-2008, 02:01 AM
I don't feel old, I wanna work from home!

Lets hope you aren't intending to carry on working in ER from home! I have this picture of people queuing outside your house to see you!

Alittlenurse
01-12-2008, 10:44 PM
I know a woman who is an LPN and has 4 children, one of them adopted, and takes in foster children with health care needs. In her state (Texas I think) she gets the status of being a medical needs home for foster children. She does extrordinary work with them. On top of that, I believe she does work with nursing software, either selling it or being a contact if people have problems with certain programs.

karenrn
01-26-2008, 08:49 PM
Hi
I have been a nurse for 22 years and still work clinically but find it too physically demanding. I want to make raising my three kids a priority and still contribute to our household income. I am tired of working weekends and holidays.

Recently I partnered up with a 23 year old well-credentialed health and wellness company. We have other nurses on our team and I really enjoy helping them earn an income from home. There are options out there!

Good luck

Karen