Okay, my current situation is that I have been a BSN certified psych nurse for the past 16 years and am willing to do anything to get away from the floor. In particular would like to get a ut review job with insurance company. I have read prior posts but did not really get much in terms of how to transitioning from my current position to utilization review nurse. I have several questions that hopefully someone can help me with, I am desperate!
1. Being that my only experience is in psych, i would assume that would limit my options to strictly psych ut review? I do have 6 months med/surg experience and have worked with medical patients before, would this be considered?
2. Would you recommend taking the online case management courses that I have been seeing, like mckesson? or would this be a waste of time any money b/c of my experience.
3. Are insurance companies still willing to train nurses? I read prior posts that they used to, not sure if they are still training?
4. What other options in terms of education aside from case managment would work, risk mgmt? hospital administration?
I am leary of talking with manager about interest in ut review as I just was hired recently into my current position.
Any advice, comments, or help will be greatly appreciated.