I have a great opportunity to move into case management at my hospital. I have done a preceptorship while finishing my RN to BSN degree so am aware of what is ahead, as well as the steep learning curve. While I'll still have a lot of patient contact (daily rounds, discharge planning, etc.) there is a part of me that is worried that I will miss bedside nursing. I am very excited about this opportunity but would love to hear from other RNs that have moved from bedside to CM. Any advice?
Apr 25, '12
I too have a clinical documentation position at my doorstep. A BIG change from what I have been doing for 30 years, but I was recruited based on my clinical expertise. I am a bit terrified but excited at the same time. I have been trying to ready myself and at least get familiar with terminology. Personally, I am ready to go back to study and give up bedside nursing. A new dimension is emerging and I am taking this as a cue to move on to a bigger challenge that requires formal education and a seasoned RN. Good Luck to you!
Last edit by wolverine60 on Apr 25, '12
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