How to Become a Remote Nurse Practitioner
As a certified nurse practitioner, you can now choose to explore myriad job opportunities in Illinois, from Rockford to Chicago to Springfield. These include the full-time and part-time remote work opportunities available, including telemedicine.
If you want to become a remote nurse practitioner (also referred to as a telemedicine nurse practitioner) or work-at-home nurse practitioner, here’s what you should know first:
- Remote nurse practitioner or work-from-home nurse practitioner: These nurse practitioners can live outside the area of the health care institution in which they work. There may be some on-site patient care or other tasks at the health care provider’s facility.
- Additional training: The standard of patient care in telehealth is the same as in-person care. There is no state-mandated training specific to virtual care. However, telehealth companies often provide training to educate clinicians on how to use various technologies and platforms as well as best practices for good webside manner.
- Documentation: When applying for remote jobs, be sure to include an updated resume and proper documentation of your credentials and education.
Telehealth companies often post open positions on job posting sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn, so this is a great place to start looking for virtual care opportunities. Wheel matches clinicians with virtual care opportunities and has a variety of positions available for NPs in Illinois.