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Independent Nurse Contractor

An Independent Nurse Contractor is their own boss, working on a contractual basis instead of being employed directly by a healthcare facility.
Required education
Work on your own or even start your own practice, in some states.
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work when and where you want to, letting you experience a variety of situations and environments.
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What you’ll do


You’ll share your knowledge with patients and their families, helping them understand the treatment and management of the conditions you’re experienced in.


You’ll use your skills to take care of patients at different hospitals and medical facilities.

Where you’ll work
  • Community clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Patients’ homes
How to become an Independent Nurse Contractor


Pass the NCLEX-RN.


Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining experience in a hospital or healthcare facility.


You’re ready to work as an Independent Nurse Contractor.

Join an Organization
Become a member of an Independent Nurse Contractor organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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