REMOTE NURSE JOB FAQS, Start Here
This post, remote nurse job FAQs, is for Nurses, NPs, and PAs looking for remote positions/work-from-home opportunities.
Are you a Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant looking to work from home?
Not sure where to start?
- Burned out from working at the bedside?
- Wanting more time with your family?
- Fed up with hospital politics and managers?
- Tired of commuting and exposing your family to who knows what?
- An introvert who loves the quiet and working from a home office?
Finding a Remote Nursing Job within your specialty might be just the pivot you need to remain in the field, earn a bigger salary, and take control over your life!
Let’s Find You A Remote Nurse Job!
Okay, you are probably wondering…
“Where do I START in finding a Remote Nursing Job?”
1. Read ALL of this page
Read everything you can about Remote Nursing jobs.
This will only help you in your job search.
2. Follow me on social!
3. UPDATE YOUR RESUME!
Trust me, you need to do this BEFORE you start applying to remote nursing jobs.
The application process is not what it used to be.
Digital screening software is making a decision about your resume before a person ever sees it.
Plus, these jobs have hundreds, even thousands of applicants.
Get your resume up to speed and working FOR you, not against.
Has it been awhile since you’ve submitted your Resume?
Need some help tweaking your Resume?
4. REMOTE NURSE JOB MEMBERSHIP & LEARNING MODULES
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Join our Membership!
New jobs are shared and held private ONLY for Early Alert Jobs Members.
This is One full week before getting shared with the 30,000+ remote nurse community
This gives you a HUGE head start!
(Almost 50% of jobs close before then!)
NEED A CRASH COURSE IN REMOTE NURSE JOBS?
Need a good run-through about what REMOTE NURSING actually is?
Do you have a ton of questions about telecommuting?
Not sure how remote nursing works?
Not sure what jobs to look for, what they entail, and how to become qualified?
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5. START SEARCHING FOR YOUR REMOTE NURSE POSITION!
Visit Remote Nurse Job Boards:
This job board is made up ENTIRELY of remote, work-from-home, telehealth jobs for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants!
Tips & Tricks for Finding Remote Nursing, NP, and PA Jobs
One of the biggest hurdles in landing work-from-home jobs is FINDING them in the first place!
Whether you are using websites or job boards, the key is to conduct quality searches.
- ALWAYS use something to indicate your SPECIALTY
NURSES: nurse, RN, ADN, BSN, nursing, LPN, LVN, MSN
NP: “Nurse Practitioner,” NP, FNP, PMHNP, (Insert credentials here)
PA: “Physician Assistant,” PA, PA-C, (Insert credential here)
- ALWAYS use something to indicate REMOTE
remote, telecommute, telephonic, “work from home,” wfh, telework, “home office”
- OPTIONAL: Sprinkle in specialty keywords as desired
NURSES: case manager, care coordinator, care coach, utilization manager, utilization review, triage, abstractor, appeals, chart review, instructor, faculty, care coach, care manager, clinical documentation
NP/PA: telehealth, telemedicine, telemed
In most of these searches, Leave the location field BLANK.
Many companies are based out of a certain city or state, but they offer remote work nationwide.
If you only search for companies based in your area, you greatly limit your search results!
You can also perform searches with JUST your state (not your city).
Some work-from-home jobs require specific state licenses or residence.
Or, they require a short period of training in-office before you transition to home.
IMPORTANT POINTS for Finding Remote Nursing, NP, and PA Jobs
DO LOTS OF SEARCHES
Unfortunately, there is no universal way that all companies post their remote jobs. Because of the inconsistencies in search terms, it’s important to conduct multiple searches with multiple keywords, as above.
SIGN UP FOR JOB ALERTS
This way, you get an email whenever a new job is posted and your resume is much more likely to be seen if it is one of the first submitted (another reason to have your resume ready at the drop of a hat).
TWEAK YOUR RESUME FOR EACH JOB
Use the keywords found in the job description. If they use an acronym, you use the acronym. If they use an unexpected word, you use the unexpected word.
Read through the job description and think of how you can apply your experience to those they are looking for.
Create a summary at the top of your resume to outline exactly what they need to know within 5 seconds (that is how long they look at resumes before they decide if they will keep reading).
MORE IMPORTANT POINTS FOR FINDING A REMOTE NURSE POSITION
WRITE A COVER LETTER
These are not required, but it can really go a long way to state your case and show your personality, especially when they are trying to pick between you and other applicants who have no cover letter.
Do not be misinformed: you DO NOT always need to be 100% qualified for jobs in order to apply. If you are at least 75% qualified, you should apply. Now, if you’re a new grad and they are looking for 10+ years of experience, don’t waste your time. But, if you have 8 years and match most everything else, go ahead!
PREPARE FOR REJECTIONS
Expect MANY rejection letters and MANY ghostings, and don’t take it personally. Expect to apply for months, even years. The fact is that so many qualified nurses apply to these remote jobs. The odds just make it more difficult for everyone.
Final Thoughts on Remote Nurse Jobs
The bottom line is that remote nursing jobs are in huge demand.
Don’t be too hard on yourself if it feels like nothing is happening in your job search.
It WILL happen, and you will be so happy when your dream becomes reality!
GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!!!