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Illegal Things You Should Know About Remote Nursing Jobs

Did you know it’s not uncommon for illegal practices to occur when being hired or working as an employee? Whether your role is as a remote nurse or a bedside nurse, knowing your rights as an employee can help you confidently set boundaries and know what you deserve. Here are some of the most common

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Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Remote Nursing Jobs

Just learning about the world of remote nursing? Remote nursing jobs are becoming more and more common, but you still might have your fair share of questions.  Let’s get into the most frequently asked questions about remote nursing jobs. 1. What jobs can I do as a remote nurse? There are plenty of remote nursing

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Eight Nurse Business Ideas for Nurse Entrepreneurs

According to DailyNurse, nurse entrepreneurs account for less than 1% of nurses worldwide. Compare this to the general population, where Global Entrepreneurship Monitor estimates nearly 16% of Americans are entrepreneurs. Nurses may choose to start their own business for several reasons, like: Read on to learn about some possible nurse business ventures you can pursue.

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The Ultimate Remote Nursing Tech FAQ Guide

Whether you’re planning to re-enter the workforce altogether, or you’ve been sequestered at the  bedside for years, refreshing your knowledge of pertinent technology is a must. Despite your familiarity with electronic health records, you’ll still need to keep abreast of other types of tech used by remote nursing companies. If you want to look like

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Day in the Life of a Remote Maternal Health Nurse

Not all remote nursing jobs are cut and dry, and this role is a perfect example of that. This role is from a smaller company that has nurses performing the duties of case managers and triage nurses, so every day looks a little different.  See how one Southeast nurse in the United States landed her

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You Need to Know These Acronyms Before You Apply to a Remote Nursing Job

Did you know there are special accrediting bodies that dictate the way remote nursing work is done? The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Star Ratings are a few key organizations to know. The acronyms themselves couldn’t be any more boring, but

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A Day In The Life of A Utilization Management Nurse

Utilization management probably wasn’t something you became familiar with in nursing school. In fact, it probably has the least descriptive name of all the common remote nursing job specialties.  But it’s a big industry. There are about 55,000 utilization management nurses employed in the United States. And outside of nurses, countless other ancillary roles help

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Remote Nursing Jobs and the Risk for Domestic Violence

Content warning: This article discusses domestic violence and abuse. If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence, call or chat with the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 for help. The sad reality is women are more likely to be affected by domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline claims that over

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Six-Figure Remote Nursing Jobs: Do They Exist?

What comes to mind when you think of 100k? While 100k today doesn’t go as far as it used to—100k in the year 2003 would be equal to nearly 170k now—it still represents the ultimate career goal for many.  Here’s what to keep in mind if you have your sights set on a six-figure remote

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Are Remote Nursing Jobs All About the Numbers?

Are you wanting a remote nursing job to escape the grind? Some remote nursing jobs might offer a reprieve from the hustle, but most companies use metrics to keep you on task and keep them on budget.  Why Are Remote Jobs Production Based? Healthcare companies have to turn a profit to stay in business. As

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5 Tips to Bounce Back After a Remote Nursing Job Layoff

Bouncing back after a layoff? In this economy? Even though news of layoffs and economic uncertainty may saturate your news feed, it doesn’t mean layoffs are something that should stop you from pursuing a remote job.  But what if you already had a layoff or feel like one is coming your way? The economy is

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Remote Nurses: How to Manage Multiple Nursing Licenses

If you’re just embarking on your remote nursing journey, you may question if your single-state nursing license is enough. After all, you may serve patients nationwide or review insurance claims from other states in your remote role. But before you let your mind race 50 states and four U.S. territories ahead, remember that the nursing

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Navigating The Hiring Process For Multiple Remote Nursing Jobs

If you’re on the job hunt, you may be slinging applications left and right. You might check your email every 20 (or two) minutes, wishing and hoping for someone to say, ‘Yes!’. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most job searches last about four months. With the demand for remote nursing jobs, it can

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REMOTE NURSE ROLE JOB GUIDES

Nurse Health Coach

A nurse health coach works with patients to help them achieve their health goals. When working with clients, they might: In many ways, this job is similar to case management in that nurse health coaches work individually with people to ensure they have the tools, resources, and information to improve their health and wellness.  However,

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Legal Nurse Consultant

Legal nurse consultants (LNCs) are like the Sherlock Holmes of the healthcare world. LNCs sift through medical records for clues about why a patient might have experienced a particular outcome. They also use their nursing expertise and critical thinking skills to help attorneys understand the medical aspects of legal cases.  Whether you’re intrigued by the

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Remote Denials & Appeals Nurse

A remote clinical appeals nurse (also known as a denials and appeals nurse) helps patients get the care they need by serving as patient advocates when claims or services are denied by insurance. Nurses in this career review rejected medical claims. Then, they review the medical evidence to understand if the denial was appropriate. If

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Prior Authorization Nurse

A prior authorization nurse reviews requests for medical treatments, services, or procedures to determine whether they qualify for insurance coverage. The job requires nurses to assess, evaluate, and provide recommendations to help ensure patients receive the services they need. Remote prior authorization nursing is a great option for nurses who want to work from home

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Utilization Review and Management

The goal of utilization review (UR) or utilization management (UM) is to ensure patients receive quality care without unnecessary services or expenses.  While UR and UM are similar, they focus on different points in the care journey. UR/UM nurses can help patients avoid unnecessary medical tests or procedures. They can also advocate for patients by

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Nurse Data Abstractor

A clinical nurse abstractor reviews patient records for information and metrics that suggest trends, identify healthcare gaps, and pinpoint potential quality issues. The goal of data abstraction is to translate patient information into a format that helps healthcare professionals identify trends and make decisions. This is a tech-heavy role that requires attention to detail and

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Telephonic Triage Nurse

Telephone triage nurses apply the nursing process to advise patients about their symptoms or other health questions over the phone or via video call. Other names for this role include advice nurse, telecare nurse, nurse counselor, and remote triage nurse. This article will explore what it takes to work in remote triage, including: What does

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Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialist (CDIS)

A clinical documentation integrity (CDI) specialist uses their nursing skills to ensure that medical records provide an accurate and complete account of a patient’s health journey.  While this position initially evolved to ensure that medical records included the correct diagnosis codes for reimbursement, it also plays an essential role in patient safety. As medical teams

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Remote Case Manager

Remote case managers provide essential education and care coordination for patients with new or ongoing health needs. Case managers are also known as nurse navigators, care managers, or care coordinators. A remote case manager might work with patients after a workplace injury, multiple emergency room visits, or repeated hospital admissions.  Others work with patients who

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How to Become a Freelance Nurse Writer: A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you curious about what it takes to become a freelance nurse writer? Do you dream of working in sweatpants, setting your own deadlines, and being your own boss? Freelance nurse writing is a flexible and scalable career that offers many benefits, including the ability to: This article will walk you through the steps to

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HEDIS Nurse: Remote Seasonal Jobs

Remote nursing jobs are becoming extremely popular thanks to a combination of COVID-19, burnout, lateral violence, PTSD, poor patient ratios, lack of PPE, mandatory overtime, cut benefits and raises….  Need I say more? If you’re feeling desperate for a change but are wary to fully commit to leaving your comfortably uncomfortable soul-sucking job, HEDIS may

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The short answer is no. Work from home or remote positions are as demanding as in-person healthcare roles, only the location is different. 

Many companies will require you have alternate childcare during working hours, whether in or outside of the home. The reason is simple, your employer doesn’t want to be competing for your attention during the workday. 

I know this is all dependent upon the age of children, their independence level, and the type of remote position you hold. Some nurses find they are able to navigate children in the home but I wouldn’t count on this in the beginning.

Remote nursing roles are posted all over the internet which can make the search and application process confusing. 

There is no standard way to post or describe a remote position. I suggest using these keywords to get started:

  • Telecommute
  • W@H
  • WFH
  • Work From Home
  • Remote
  • Telephonic

Sites to utilize

  • LinkedIn Jobs
  • FlexJobs
  • Google
  • Indeed 
  • Glassdoor
  • Company career sites (if able, it’s best to apply directly through a company career site)

Just getting started? Check out the remote nursing guide below. 

No, you do not need a compact nursing license to find a remote role. Depending upon the requirements listed in a job post you may see a request for compact, single state, or multiple state licenses. 

If you do live in a compact state it is wise to upgrade if you are eligible. Since you have the option, many companies will want you to take advantage. 

You can find more information on whether your state is compact here.

Yes, there are remote roles available for LVNs and LPNs. You may see a position that is specifically looking for an LVN/LPN or the option of being an LVN/LPN/RN. 

You can, but you may find it is very hard to find a position without clinical experience. There are definitely success stories out there and I understand not all nurses have a desire to work at the bedside after school.  

This year I saw opportunities for new grads at both Anthem and Humana.

I’m often asked if there are remote roles available for nurses who work in (insert specialty here: OR, pediatrics, maternal health, behavioral health, oncology, etc…) and the answer is usually yes. 

Some specialties lend themselves to particular remote roles.

  • Oncology — data abstraction
  • ER — telephone triage
  • OR — prior auth/coding/clinical documentation improvement
  • Maternal health — maternal health case management
  • Behavioral health —  behavioral health case management
  • Critical care —  clinical documentation improvement (often need to gain experience on-site at a facility prior to finding remote roles.) Critical care experience is highly prized for many remote positions.

Many companies hire remote nurses. There are probably nurses who work remotely for your own facility and you just didn’t know, because you never see them obviously. 

Companies that hire remote nurses:

  • Insurance companies
  • Staffing agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Major corporations
  • Triage contractors
  • Researchers
  • Public health departments
  • Consulting firms

Your ability to travel while working completely depends upon your employer’s policies. For most, you’ll have to wait before jumping into RV travel life. 

Many companies require that you have a separate and secure office with a locking door and your computer hardwired to the internet. 

Other companies are okay with using wifi. It simply depends. 

Hint — at the bottom of many job posts you may find the internet and home office requirements for the role.

This question can be hard to answer. My idea of paying well living on the West coast is likely different from what you consider paying well in the midwest. 

My suggestion — decide how much you need and want to get paid (making multiple budget scenarios helps — I save almost $8,000 a year in car/commuting costs by being remote.) 

Enter each job application knowing that some may offer more and some may offer less. You have my permission to “bless and release” the insulting offers while accepting and celebrating the good. 

And remember, negotiation is a powerful tool! 

Yes! The vast majority of remote roles are full time, but there are part-time and per diem options. 

Jobs are rarely listed as per diem even though some function this way.  Read the job posts.  Many data abstraction roles, for example, will be listed as part-time but only require 10 hours a week and you make your own schedule.

No! Certifications are great if you have them, but you don’t need them to find a remote role. 

Please do not take an internet certification course/class that is not recognized nationally or provides CEUs. 

Common certifications that are awesome if you have them, but don’t panic if you don’t!

  • CCM Certified Case Manager
  • CCDS Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist
  • CTR Certified Tumor Register
  • CRN Clinical Research Nurse
  • CPC Certified Professional Coder
  • CCS Certified Coding Specialist

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