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Home Health Care and Hospice Nurses

Tips for Entry

In high school, visit a local hospital and talk to hospice nurses or go to a home health care agency and learn about the jobs that their nurses do.

Volunteer with a visiting nurse service or at a hospice to experience the environment and become familiar with the needs and care of patients.

Visit Web sites of nursing organizations, such as the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, to read professional journals, news articles, and general information on the field of hospice nursing.

Become familiar with the latest news and trends in the health care industry, including the Affordable Care Act and government health care programs.

Visit and for job listings.

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