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You'll get to see some of your patients on a regular basis
Hospital nurses may see many different patients, including some who are discharged relatively quickly, so you may not get to know each patient as well as you'd like to. In a home setting, you'll likely see some of your patients on an ongoing basis, making it easier to make a connection with them.
You'll have some independence
As a home care nurse, you won't have anyone looking over your shoulder. Instead of calling on a fellow nurse for help, you'll need to figure many things out for yourself. If you're a newer nurse, this can be a real challenge, but finding solutions on your own can be satisfying and exciting, home health nurse Laura Silverstein told Minority Nurse. Even eight years later, she still enjoys the autonomy her job provides.
You may have to improvise
You should have a variety of medical supplies in your car, but you won't be able to bring or anticipate everything you need. Perhaps you need to hang an IV after hours, but you discover that the pharmacy didn't send the IV pole. In a case like this, a home care nurse told allnurses, you'll have to get creative. You may find that putting the hanger over the door works well or that a broom handle strapped to an upright vacuum creates a wheeled IV pole! Of course, you'll have to make sure your modifications are safe and appropriate.