How to Become a Remote Nurse Practitioner in Ohio
According to research, more than 1 in 4 Ohioans will be aged 60 or older by the year 2025, which means there could be an incoming high demand for licensed nurse practitioners.
Once you receive your license, you are eligible to practice as a nurse practitioner in Ohio, whether you want to practice in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, or any other part of the state. You can also start exploring the many full-time and part-time remote work opportunities available, including telemedicine.
If you’re interested in becoming 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:
- Work-from-home nurse practitioner or remote nurse practitioner: These licensed nurse practitioners can live outside the area of the healthcare provider’s institution in which they work. There may be some on-site work at a medical center, but you will mostly telecommute.
- Additional training: The standard of patient care in telehealth is the same as in-person care, and there is no state-mandated training specific to virtual care. However, telemedicine companies often provide training to educate clinicians on how to use relevant technology and platforms, as well as best practices for good bedside manner.
- Necessary documentation: When applying for remote jobs, be sure to update your resume and provide appropriate documentation showing your education and credentials.
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 Ohio.