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Calling Hospice Nurses

So, I’m considering a career change.  It’s probably far off, as my little baby is only 1 year old and won’t be starting school for awhile, but I wanted to start preparing as much as I could.  I am interested in hospice, either in-hospital or in a home setting.

Are there any hospice nurses out there that read this blog?  If so, please contact me – codeblogrn@gmail.com

Thanks!

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I also have an interest in palliative care/hospice. I’m an adult bone marrow transplant nurse, full time graduate student, and I work for a lung cancer study. Have you heard of ELNEC? I went to an ELNEC training for nurses that was sponsored by a local hospice agency. ELNEC has different curriculums for different patient populations. My training was a day long, I got some contact hours, and it only cost me $25. http://www.aacn.nche.edu/elnec/factsheet.htm

I do both home health and hospice. (small agency, very rural area). It is so rewarding. Each death is a little different, each family a little different. I agree with what Michelle says… take an ELNEC program. It will give you so much information.

I just wanted to say that I have a great deal of respect for Hospice nurses. I know it’s not easy being around death frequently, but many of the Hospice nurses I have known are just amazing! Thanks for all ya’ll do!

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  • profileI am Gina. I have been a nurse for 15 years, first in med/surg, then CVICU, inpatient dialysis, CCU and now hospice. This blog is about my experiences as a nurse, and the experiences of others in the healthcare system - patients, nurses, doctors, paramedics. We all have stories!

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