What is virtual nursing and is it a good career path for you?

By Andrea Clement, for The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionTelehealth and telemedicine experienced a significant boost in popularity and use throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes the practice of virtual nursing. Is virtual nursing a good option for your career? How do virtual nursing opportunities compare to other types of onsite, in-person, or in-home bedside nursing careers?“Virtual nursing in an innovative approach to treating patients remotely,” said Tamarica Moultrie, RN, BSN, Nurse Navigator at Pager, a virtual care platform. “Virtual nursing is being utilized in health care to provide safe, cost-effective nursing care, advice and triage via phone, chat or video.”Especially during the pandemic and lockdowns, virtual nursing has been integral in providing health care to patients reluctant to venture out of their homes.“Every day, people miss out on routine medical care due to a variety of reasons, from lack of time, or fear of costs, to worries about Covid-19 exposure...

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