I will be taking a Utilization management/review position as a new grad RN. My passion is bedside nursing, but I will take this job because I desperately need one, and I will still be using my RN license under this position anyway.
My question is- will it be difficult for me to be hired as a bedside nurse in the future? (I am hoping the knowledge I learn will override the fact that I had not been able acquire any nursing skills while doing UR.)
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my question is- will it be difficult for me to be hired as a bedside nurse in the future? (i am hoping the knowledge i learn will override the fact that i had not been able acquire any nursing skills while doing ur.)
i think you will have trouble being hired unless employers
become desperate in the next few years. i cannot imagine you will be the first choice for a bedside position after being a ur nurse without prior clinical work experience. however, who knows? all you can do is apply.
by the way, a lot of ur in my job involves critical thinking, obtaining and implementing orders, and influencing medical and supportive staff to assist with moving the patient along the health care continuum especially when they do not meet criteria. i am able to do all of this because of the skill set i picked up working as bedside nurse.
will you receive training to understand nursing, allied health treatment, and medical courses of treatment? if not, you may want to find out how you will be able to perform your job successfully without a clinical nursing background. maybe you will not have to critically/clinically think without following a set number of protocols, where you will defer complicated cases to others? in any case, gl!
Last edit by MBARNBSN on Nov 14, '11