Tips on How to Find a Remote Nursing Job

Beatrice J. Doty
Remote Nursing Jobs for RNs and Career Changers: A Complete Guide |  MotherWorks

The demand for nurses is always rising and work from home nursing jobs are already common these days. Having been in lockdown for the longest time, we are forced to do everything at home. Nurses are front liners, so they are needed the most right now, but what if we tell you, you could do it from home?

A lot of nurses have families to take care of, and they cannot afford to constantly go out and expose themselves because they have children or elderly people living in the house with them. Remote nursing jobs from home help you take care of other people while taking care of your family, so here are some tips on how to find a remote nursing job.

How do I get a job as a remote nurse?

  1. Research suitable companies

Once you figure out what kind of job you want to get, you should do your research on suitable companies that will likely offer nursing careers that you want or nursing careers in general. Conducting thorough research would help you find which company you think is suited for you, and are hiring remote nurses. 

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. You could make a list of 5 companies you are interested in and slowly pick it out and cross them out until you have finally made the decision on what company to choose.

  1. Polish your remote work skills

The experience could always boost your resume, so make sure to add all kinds of experiences that you have in it so the company could see where you got your skills from and if you are truly fit for the job. Evaluate what other duties that you can do from home and slowly start experimenting with those skills.

  1. Create a stand-out resume

If you have previous remote work experiences, make sure that you highlight that in your resume. Constantly update your resume, add lists of all the skills that you have acquired from working remotely on your cover letters like the ability to work independently, meet deadlines, manage time, and more. Highlighting your remote work experiences places you ahead of other candidates and gives you a bigger chance to get the job that you are applying for.

What are the best work-from-home RN jobs?

  1. Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners who work from home will conduct clinical assessments, determine treatment, maintain the patient’s records and write orders for medication. You will also sometimes be called into meetings to coordinate with on-site faculty. Your schedule would be a little more flexible, but you must always be available during any urgent calls that come up.

  1. Medical Call Center Specialist

Medical call center specialists perform telephone triage, give advice to the callers, and check in on patients. You will need to be available during certain hours but you could work this job from any location.

  1. Case Manager

As a case manager, you will be coordinating personalized treatment plans for the patients. You will be talking directly to the patient and an insurance company to make sure that the patient receives the best treatment possible. This job is usually available at big insurance companies.

  1. Subject Matter Expert or Consultant

You could act as a consultant for textbook and/or curriculum developers. Some colleges hire nursing experts to help them design documents and edit their content for their nursing programs.

  1. Online Instructor or Course Developer

Online instructors or teaching assistants are those nurses who provide online courses to nursing students. To be able to do this, you are going to be a professor by taking your Master’s or Ph.D. in nursing.

  1. Healthcare Recruiter

You will need to find and screen candidates for healthcare positions. You are going to need to understand the best hiring practices and how to conduct interviews if you are interested in this job position.

  1. Freelance Medical Writer

You could use your knowledge of nursing to write medical papers, instruction manuals, and training materials for the nurses-in-training. This could be a great part-time position if you want to make some extra cash.

How much do remote nurses make?

Remote Registered Nurses make an average of $79,611 a year and $38 an hour. 

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Remote Nurses:

  1. Lakes, AK
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Santa Clara, CA
  4. Washington, DC
  5. Fremont, CA
  6. Green River, WY
  7. San Buenaventura, CA
  8. Germantown, MD
  9. Middletown, CT 
  10. San Jose, CA

If you are looking for the highest-paying travel nursing jobs, it is recommended that you do further research on your own. Just keep looking and you will eventually find a role that makes you the most comfortable and makes the most out of your nursing skills while allowing flexibility in your schedule.

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