I am looking for career advice, any help is much appreciated!
I have been offered a position as an outpatient case manager, basically doing pre autherizations for a third party managed care group. I'm 28, and nursing is my second bachelor's degree, my first is in business. I have only been a nurse for about 2 years (1.5 yrs tele, 0.5 yr ICU), but I have really disliked bedside nursing thus far. I don't like poop, moving heavy patients, giving bedbaths, running around pushing drugs, etc. I moved from telemetry to ICU, which I dislike slightly less, but still don't enjoy. When I talked to my current manager to resign, she discouraged me from getting away from the bedside "this early in my career." I realize that I don't have a lot of bedside experience, but I am miserable at the bedside. I'd love to have a desk, work on the computer, and have a business schedule. Am I making the wrong choice by taking this job and moving away from the bedside so early?