Working as a hospice nurse is one of the most rewarding jobs around. With hospice nursing, you will have the chance to take care of critical patients in the last moments of their lives.

Providing hospice care is focused on palliative care – you will provide support in ensuring that the patients will get the best comfort they need regardless of the stage of their disease.

Becoming a hospice nurse requires a unique set of qualifications and here are the five most important steps you need to know:


Step 1: Get Your Diploma

Before becoming a hospice nurse, the first thing you should do is to finish your degree and get your diploma.

Obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) is a common pathway but others are getting entry to the practice through an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) diploma.

The BSN program is different from the ASN program as it is a four-year academic degree in a tertiary education school or university. The ASN program, on the other hand, is a two to three-year nursing degree granted by nursing schools and community colleges. Both ASN and BSN diplomas are eligible for NCLEX-RN.


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About International Nurses Association

The International Nurses Association was founded on the idea that professional achievement is deserving of recognition, exposure and reward. As a meeting place for the top minds in nursing, INA offers unlimited opportunities to further your success and embrace your role as a vital member of the medical community. INA is the fastest growing network of nurses from around the globe and takes pride in delivering its members the platform and competitive edge needed to survive in this ever-changing and complex environment. Visit
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