The Stay at Home Nurse

The Stay at Home Nurse

Discover how you can create a nursing career that works for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love. Whether it’s raising her family, traveling the world, or living comfortably at her condo on the Caribbean, Deanna has been using her RN license since 1994 to support her family and her lifestyle. From bedside nurse, home health nurse, travel nurse, procedure nurse, agency nurse, patient service rep, case manager, author, entrepreneur, and more, Deanna has done it all. She reveals her tips and tactics to discover which career move is the right next move for you, discover which job will meet you and your family’s needs, how to market yourself to potential employers, how to find the best employers to work for, as well as resume, LinkedIn, and interview tips so that you can get the job that works for you. If you are looking for a traditional bedside nursing job, non-bedside nursing job, work from home nursing job, flexible nursing job, high paying nursing job, remote nursing job, flexible part-time nursing job, nursing side gig, to become a freelance nurse or nurse entrepreneur or exploring the options of what you can do with your nursing credentials this podcast is for you. Nursing is a great career choice if you know how to use it to your advantage. The Stay At Home Nurse Podcast will inspire and equip you to do just that! It’s a mix of interviews, special co-hosts, and solo shows from Deanna, that you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe now and get ready to change your life.... Show More

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May 22, 2020 25 min

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#015 - Now more than ever there is a demand for Nurse writers. Nurses are supplementing their income from the comfort of their own home. Some of them are even going full time with their writing. And the best part is, you don’t have to have any previous writing experience to get started. 

This week on The Stay At Home Nurse Podcast, we have a very special guest with us, Janine Kelbach, RNC-OB. Janine shares how she start...

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#014 - As nurses, we are accustomed to having job security based on the fact that people everywhere get sick or injured and need our services. But when you are no longer working bedside doing hands-on patient care, how secure is your job?

In this episode, we are going to look at one popular places nurses move to when working beyond the bedside, the insurance company, and discuss how secure those jobs are, steps you can ...

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#013 - Does the thought of transitioning into something new like business ownership excite you? Are you always coming up with ideas for improvement?  Are you looking for something to do on the side? 

 

In this episode, we will look at 3 different ways to go beyond the bedside using your nursing skills. Entrepreneurship is a big step, but there are ways to test the water and see if it is right for you. 

 

One of my goals...

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#012 - In this episode, we will take a quick look at 5 “lessons learned” from the current COVID-19 crisis. And while these takeaways are meaningful at any time, they are even more evident in times of crisis. 

 

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In this episode, we talked about the 5 Takeaways For Nursing Career Success:

  • There are good companies and bad companies out there to work for.
  • Keep yourself marketable.
  • Relationships matter.
  • You never kno...
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    #011 - In recent weeks, we have all seen how quickly our work and our world can change. As healthcare workers, we all do our part. Some on the front lines, and some at a safe distance. But each one of us has an important role to play in this COVID19 pandemic. And what our clients need now, may be different than what they needed a few short weeks ago. Seeing people think outside the box, come up with solutions, and share...

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    #010 - Although this was recorded during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the information provided is valuable at any time. While many nurses are working overtime in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic others are working from home, working fewer hours, or are no longer working.

    Some employers let their employees work from home, while others will choose to lay off, or will restructure their workforce. I believe that if you make your...

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    #009 - Sometimes, by tweaking your way of thinking, you can turn your life around completely. I know because I’ve been there.

    Today’s episode is inspired by a listener’s email. She asked what I had done in the past that didn’t work out, and how I pivoted and changed that. Thinking about it, the list is actually long. But this one stood out to me as something I want to share with you because it’s more of a mindset. Once ...

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    April 3, 2020 10 min
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    #008 - In this episode, we answered our first listener question. This listener is looking for a work from home nursing job. She got a few interviews with no real job offers. This episode provides tips and suggestions to help you become a stay at home nurse.

    Working remotely as a nurse may have been a dream in the past but now it is a reality. Just imagine having no commute, working in a quieter and more comfortable plac...

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    March 27, 2020 6 min
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    #007 - Have you ever paused for a moment and thought “Five years from now, what would my dream life look like?”

    Several years ago, I wrote on a piece of paper what my dream life would look like - working 100% from home, paying off all my debts, taking my family on the beach vacation of a lifetime, and the ability to give to others. Two years later, I found that piece of paper, and every one of those dreams came true.

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    #006 - Millions of people use social media every day. And social media is no longer just a platform for communicating. People, organizations, and companies all over the world can see your social media profile. And the people who are considering hiring you? They’re looking.

    In this episode, we will look at the results from a 2015 Recruiter Nation Survey where hiring managers and recruiters were asked about how social med...

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    #005 - Three years after starting my entrepreneurial journey I was living on the beach in Mexico. This didn’t happen by accident, I had a plan, a 5-year plan. With hard work and a lot of sacrifices, I was able to reach my 5-year goal in 3 years! 

    In this episode you will learn about the challenges faced, the sacrifices made, and most importantly exactly, step by step, how this dream came true. 

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    March 6, 2020 11 min

    #004 - The most successful entrepreneurs have something in common with nurses, their desire to help people. Because nurses have a strong desire to help others they make great entrepreneurs and run successful businesses. But it takes more than a strong desire to help others to be successful at entrepreneurship. In this episode, you will learn about the transferable qualities and traits that nurses bring to business and entrepreneurs...

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    #003 This episode chronicles the 20-year journey I took to go from bedside nurse to nurse entrepreneur living on the beach in Mexico. 

    As I was planning out my episodes, I realize that you really need to be familiar with my story to understand many of the things I want to share. Each step of this journey took me closer to discovering what I wanted in my life and career. 

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    January 24, 2020 7 min

    #002 - There’s a saying in business, “your network determines your net worth”. In nursing, your network may not determine your net worth, but it will often determine your ability to get the best nursing jobs. The great places to work are not looking for a warm body, they are looking for someone who fits with their current team, and will add to it making it even better. The first place they look for is referrals from people on the t...

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    January 24, 2020 9 min

    #001 - Nearly one-third of new nurses are leaving the profession after only a few years and many seasoned nurses are considering leaving the profession. I believe one reason is that we only learn about clinical nursing in school, so we are not aware of all of the other possibilities that are out there for us.

    I understand feeling hopeless with my job and the outlook, but luckily? I didn’t have a choice, I had to make it work and I ...

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    #00 - Welcome to the introduction of The Stay at Home Nurse Podcast.  Discover how you can create a nursing career that works for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love. 

    Nursing is a great career choice if you know how to use it to your advantage. The Stay At Home Nurse Podcast will inspire and equip you to do just that! It’s a mix of interviews, special co-hosts, and solo shows from Deanna, that you’re ...

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