Did you know that nurses don’t just work in a hospital? About 2 of 5 nurses work in other settings such as clinics, schools, research labs, homes of patients and many others. If you’re looking for a change of scenery in your career, check out these alternative places where many RN’s work.
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Home Health Nurse
Home health nurses visit a patient’s actual home to check in and evaluate their treatment plans. Home health nurses also provide companionship to patients who may be homebound.
Hospice nurses provide comfort and care to patients at the end of their life and work in a patient’s home or hospice clinic setting.
Occupational Health Nurse
Occupational health nurses work at large or industrial companies to help improve the health and safety of employees and other groups. These nurses often reduce the risk of workplace injuries and often deal with worker’s compensation issues.
Clinic nurses provide basic patient care in settings such as doctor’s offices, day surgery centers and many more! Their duties vary based on the type of facility.
School nurses cover students’ health during school hours – everything from basic treatments to performing hearing and vision tests. Sometimes school nurses also teach health or nutrition classes.