As the 2021 school year wraps up, we welcome the graduating nursing students of 2021! We know this year has been unlike any other, and we admire your perseverance and grace through the uncertainty. To celebrate, we’re revisiting a few key pieces of home care advice from 2016.
Congratulations on choosing one of the most rewarding (and sought-after) degrees available in 2021! An estimated 80,000 nurses retired in 2020, leaving plenty of opportunities for fresh perspectives.
As you search for your first job, be flexible. Many types of experience will help you in your career as a nurse, and home care nursing can be one of your most important jobs! Home care nursing isn’t just about the 2-hour visits post-surgery to set up medications. Home care in Minnesota is very advanced; home care nursing includes the extended hours shifts (8, 10, 12 hours) for medically complex clients with ventilators, tracheostomies, seizure disorders, IV, and many other cares.
Home care is a great opportunity to work one-to-one with a client and really understand their cares. You will provide complex assessments and apply nursing interventions throughout a shift in an autonomous setting. In-home care nursing, you can choose to work with adult or pediatric clients, and have the support of the client’s family. Since home care clients exist in every neighborhood in the Twin Cities, you can certainly find a client in the location that best suits you! Home care nursing has opportunities for full-time, part-time, casual, and fill-in positions.
Communities of Care has provided home care nursing since 1999, and we know how to do it right! We carefully match our nurses to their clients, ensuring a good fit. We provide block scheduling, so you can know your schedule out months in advance. We provide extensive training in our office, in the home with another nurse, at a 2-month competency, and again for annual competency. We also partner with our equipment suppliers for specific training on tracheostomy care, ventilators, and other home care equipment. Of course, our professional nursing staff is available every day as support for you. Although you are working in an autonomous location, you have all the training and support you need!
Call us to learn more about Home Care Nursing, a meaningful pathway in nursing. With Communities of Care, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of your clients each day. We look forward to meeting you! Apply now!