According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 40 percent of nursing jobs take place outside of a hospital setting. Of the many other alternative work environments in which nurses provide important services, one is the home.
Nurse practitioner Monica Beshara has been working in the field for more than 27 years and only recently began making house calls, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She works with the Visiting Nurse's Physician HouseCall program, which serves senior citizens who suffer from chronic conditions that prevent them from leaving their homes. As part of Beshara's job, she performs blood-draw analysis and electrocardiograms, two services that can typically only be done in a doctor's office. She told the news source that she considers this type of nursing to be a calling.
"At the end of the day, it’s so satisfying to know that you’ve really given your patients everything you could, and at a minimum convenience to them," said Beshara, as reported by the news source. "What I like best about this program is that it is all about the patient."