While many nursing jobs are clinical and require an in-person presence, there are a surprising number of nursing jobs from home. Learn about the different types of jobs available and then browse a list of employers who often offer these positions.
Types of at-home nursing jobs include:
Medical Call Center
Working in a medical call center is perhaps the at-home nursing job that takes the least experience. Nurses who have worked in a clinical setting can usually transition to this type of work. However, call center work pays the least.
Typically medical call center nurses perform telephone triage, give medical advice, or check on patients’ well-being and health habits. Insurance companies and medical BPOs (business process outsourcers) hire nurses for these jobs, which are typically employment positions, though some may be for independent contractors. Training is usually done online from home as well, and most often these jobs are for RNs and BSNs, not LPNs—though, some companies need LPNs in customer service positions.
If you work as a nurse in case management, you very well may be able to turn your current job into a telecommuting position or find a new one that allows telecommuting. Case managers coordinate care for patients, often for large insurance companies, and it is very common for these companies to allow at least part-time telecommuting. Unlike medical call center agents who work from home, these home-based jobs—which might include care coordinator, patient advocate, utilization review RN, and Medicare and worker’s compensation specialist—are for those who already have experience in case management.
Online Instructor/Course Developer
Online education is a growing field that is conducive to working at home. Subject matter experts are needed in every field that is taught online, and nursing is no exception. Tech-savvy nurses with teaching experience may be able to use those skills in distance education, either working as an instructor or in developing nursing courses.
These jobs are for online colleges and "brick-and-mortar" schools, as well as private companies that develop courses and training materials. Usually, a master's degree is the minimal requirement, but often a Ph.D. is preferred.
Legal Nurse Consultant
These nurses provide lawyers, paralegals, and others working in the legal profession with expertise about medical issues related to law, such as personal injury, malpractice, worker’s comp, and more. Typically this expertise is utilized in-house as opposed to testifying as a medical expert. This type of work could range from managing and interpreting medical records to coordinating medical exams for clients. A legal nurse consultant may be an independent contractor or may be employed by a law firm or insurance company. Either way, this job lends itself to telecommuting, at least part of the time. Typically, a BSN or a master’s degree and some legal coursework or experiences are required.
Health Care Recruiter
Nursing is just one professional background from which health care recruiters come. Nurses in this field are often employees, and because this type of work involves mostly phone and computer use, it can often be done, at least part-time, from home.
Health IT/Nursing Informatics
IT jobs, in general, can often be work-at-home, but both the specific field of health IT and general IT usually require time working in an office environment and a high level of skill before transitioning to work-at-home. Nurses may move into this work by learning on the job and eventually make the move to telecommuting full or, more likely, part-time.
Verywell is a health website that contracts with writers who are experts in health fields. Compensation is based on page views, but a starting base pay is offered. Nurses and physicians are often hired.
Nurses and physicians are among the medical professions who work from home at this insurance company. Some jobs are specifically meant to be telecommuting, but other telework opportunities will be considered after working on-site for some time. Choose “yes” in the “Potential Telework Position” drop-down menu. See more insurance company jobs from home.
After a specific amount of time working on-site, this company allows some nursing positions, such as case managers and medical reviewers, to be telecommuted. Try the keywords "telecommuting" or "work from home" in the jobs database.
While most of the home-based jobs at this BPO are for customer service, sales, and B2B telemarketing agents, it also has virtual positions for LPNs and RNs doing telehealth call center work as well as jobs for insurance auditors.
Insurance company Cigna's division Intracorp hires RNs to work at home as disability and workers' comp case managers. Use "work from home" as keywords to search Cigna's job openings. Hiring is done from a NY location.
Conifer Health Solutions
Healthcare services firm hires work-from-home employees in nursing and coding as well as sales. Use "telecommuting" or "remote" as a keyword.
This medical malpractice insurance company, based in California, hires nurses as risk managers and telecommuting may be allowed.
This company hires registered nurses from the United States and Canada to work from home to provide telephone triage and health advice to callers from across North America. It also hires on-site customer service reps, based in Newfoundland, Canada, who need a minimum of a high school diploma.
In addition to hiring RNs for remote telephone jobs as case managers, this insurance company hires others in non-medical WAH jobs, such as claims representatives. Check off the option for remote jobs in the company's job listings.
This New York-based health insurance company hires nurses as case managers to work from home.
Some of its work-at-home positions have geographic requirements, and most are for registered nurses. Many of its RN positions are for field healthcare and involve visiting patients at home. It also sometimes has opportunities for medical coders, chart auditors, licensed insurance reps, accountants, physicians, writers, and salespeople. Check off “Virtual/Work at Home” in the company’s jobs database.
Based in Annapolis, MD, medical management services company sometimes hires telecommuting nurses, licensed in various states for case management and other nursing jobs.
Based in San Bernardino, CA, this health insurance company employs telecommuting RNs in quality management or case management positions.
McKesson, the nation's largest health care services company, specializes in pharmaceutical distribution and health care IT systems and software.
This pediatric health system with locations in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Florida hires work from home telephone triage nurses.
This Company hires RNs with five years of nursing experience (preferably in pediatrics), telephone triage experience and knowledge of and experience in using Barton Schmitt protocols.
This company hires licensed nursing professionals in Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Georgia for full and part-time positions, and some telehealth positions available.
Pathway Medical Staffing
This medical recruiting firm in the New York City metro area specializes in non-clinical nursing positions. Search using the keyword "telecommute."
This global contract research organization (CRO) provides drug discovery, development, and life-cycle management services with in the health care industry. It hires medical writers and clinical research associates (CRA)for work-at-home positions.
This cloud-based medical documentation company has customer support positions for people with nursing degrees.
This California-based company provides service in the worker's compensation industry and to first-party medical and employee benefits sectors. Some nurse case manager and physician peer review positions are telecommuting.
The "remote" in the name of Seattle-area company refers to far away places not working at home. However, the company does have a telemedicine department and some other telecommuting jobs.
Hires registered nurses to practice telephone triage or computer-assisted nursing through inbound and outbound telephone calls with patients whose physicians, hospitals, insurers, or employers are CitraHealth clients.
Based in Plano, TX, this company hires RNs in the DFW area to work at home in after-hours telephone triage. Requirements include 3–5 years in pediatrics, licensure in Texas, carrying malpractice insurance and drug test. Weekends and evenings are required, but part- and full-time schedules are available.
More than 20% of this large health insurance company's employees take advantage of its telecommuting opportunities. UnitedHealth Group hires registered nurses for telecommuting positions as well as others with experience in the insurance industry.
This company is a provider of teleradiology services and solutions. vRad hires radiologists to work from home, and requirements include ABR or ABOR certification, at least one state license, eligibility for hospital credentialing, and high-speed internet access. Full medical liability insurance is provided.
Anthem, one of the nation's largest healthcare companies, allows some positions, in nursing and in other fields, to be telecommuted after a certain amount of time in the office.