Transitioning from In-Person to a Remote Nursing Position

Transitioning from In-Person to a Remote Nursing Position

You can take two paths in nursing: attend hospitals and clinics as an in-person nurse or transition into a remote nursing position working remotely through telemedicine.

You may have recently made the plunge into a remote position — or maybe you’re thinking about it. Good for you! You’re about to experience new opportunities and adventures that will improve your life. But taking this leap might also make you anxious about what’s to come.

Here is a complete to help you navigate the remote nurse transition painlessly and answer all your questions for all nursing levels. Including what benefits you can expect, how much time you’ll need to set aside each week, and tips for nurses!

Benefits of Working Remotely

The rise of remote work has helped create flexibility and freedom throughout a nurse’s schedule, allowing for the perfect nurse lifestyle. With remote work, nurses can maintain their nurse salary while enjoying the comforts of home.

Less-than-obvious benefits of working remotely include:

  • Ability to start work right after your morning routine.
  • Being able to take a lunch break (without having to take your lunch in to-go containers).
  • Using your time before and after work for things that will create more life balance.
  • Ability to take extra coursework or earn certifications in your nursing career.
  • Enhancing your nurse lifestyle — being able to help others from the comforts of home.

Transitioning to Remote

For some nurses, transitioning from in-person nursing to a remote position can seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be! You may be used to working in the same physical space with coworkers and other nurses, but you can still communicate effectively, even when you aren’t face-to-face. Learning to adapt to this shift will only enhance your communication style and help you effectively communicate with your peers.

A few things we recommend for making your transition smooth include:

  • Upgrading your Wi-Fi/internet options.
  • Purchasing a microphone headset.
  • Buying a new computer (if it isn’t supplied for you).
  • Creating your perfect workstation.
  • Checking what is behind your workstation — Zoom calls highlight your background and setting.

A career in nursing can be rewarding on many levels.

Today, more and more people are working remotely, and nurses are no exception. But it may require a transition to make things run as smoothly as possible. So take the time to think about your nursing background, work experience, and what you’re looking for, and you’ll be well on your way to smoothly transitioning from in-person to remote. With your dedication and love for nursing, remote work is an excellent place where you can succeed, grow, and enjoy what you do every day!

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