Quote from Aernton
I have been a nurse in the hospital setting for almost 2 years now and am becoming burnt out and the idea of being a UR nurse intrigues me. Is it possible to obtain a job doing this with the little experience I have? Thanks!
It's possible, but honestly, probably not likely. It depends on the diversity of your experience I guess. I had 4 years of experience but very varied - outpt, floor, step-down, icu, charge nurse, some quality, outpt case management, etc. It may be better that you take advantage of your clinical "momentum" at this point in your career. I would caution you to make sure you don't want to go back to bedside/direct patient care because once you're out for a few months, you will have a hard time getting back in. Many places even require nurses to take a refresher course. There are many ways to grow and alleviate your boredom within the realms of patient care. That doesn't mean you should rule out UR..always have that goal i mine when crafting your resume. I do really enjoy my current position and given my combined 10 years patient care experience I was ready. But remember, you have a whole life of nursing, no need to rush. The beauty of it is the ability to have so many varied experiences and all of them qualify as nursing, and better yet, all of them will qualify you as a UR nurse. Good luck in whatever you choose to pursue.