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Is it time to make a nursing career change?

Posted: 3/10/2022 12:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

If you work in the nursing field, we don’t have to tell you times are tough–you’re living it every day. Turn on the news for any period of time, and you’ll likely see reports of nursing shortages across the country–and even the world.

With the Omicron variant surge making its way past peak, there’s hope we can get back to normal.

But what does normal really mean these days?

It doesn’t mean COVID-19 is gone forever. Nurses will continue to work harder than ever before amidst limited resources, high stress, and burnout.

Just take a look at the data from a recent study published by the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). The study asked nurses who had recently left their job about what contributed to their decision.

The top five reasons nurses listed for leaving their job include:

1. Stressful work environment
2. Lack of good management or leadership
3. Burnout
4. Inadequate staffing
5. Better pay and/or benefits

If any of these factors resonate with you, it may be time for a change.

Maybe you don’t want to leave the nursing profession entirely, but instead, you’re looking for a change of pace. If that’s the case, now is a great time to consider transitioning your nursing career from a hospital to a home care setting.

Is it time to make a change to home care?
As you are considering where your nursing career will take you next, know that home healthcare providers cater to nurses looking to get away from a stressful environment and those looking for
more flexible work hours, better pay, and adequate staffing–and all the other reasons listed above.

The home care setting is vastly different than a hospital setting. Nurses are able to provide one-on-one care in the home environment, which allows you the opportunity to establish a longer, more meaningful relationship with your patient and their family.

What you should look for in a home care agency
If you are serious about making the change, be sure to look for a home healthcare agency that offers opportunities for skills training, continuing education, and career development.

A few things you should consider when looking for a home care agency to be your next employer include:

● Flexible schedules
● Rewarding work
● Competitive pay and benefits
● Culture
● Training and development opportunities
● Growth opportunities

Why do nurses choose Interim HealthCare?
If you’re a nurse looking for a change of scenery or just want to see if the grass is truly greener on the other side, check out these five reasons why nurses choose to work for Interim HealthCare.

1. We value your time
Picture how your quality of life would improve if you had the freedom to determine your own schedule with more flexible hours. If you’re looking for shorter shifts and fewer seven-on-seven-off schedules, home healthcare could be right for you. We will work with you to find assignments that meet your needs.

2. We prioritize your continuing education and training
It’s more important than ever to stay up-to-date on new technology and medical training. Working for a company like Interim HealthCare ensures your continuing education is valued. We encourage all of our caregivers to take full advantage of the advanced learning opportunities we provide.

3. We want to help you advance your career
Have you ever been in a job where there’s no way up? It can be frustrating to be stuck in the same role with no opportunity to move up through the organization. If you’re looking for multiple opportunities to advance your nursing career, Interim is the place for you.

4. We provide tuition discounts
Want to take your career to the next level? We offer tuition discounts with partner institutions for programs offered in-person and online. If you’re ready to advance your career with a new degree or certification, we offer programs that help make continuing your education more affordable.

5. We pride ourselves on a dynamic culture
Simply put, we treat our staff like family. We value each member of our team, and you can count on us to provide the support you need to do your job well. Silos aren’t welcome here; we all work together to meet our mission.

Explore our Career Opportunities today!