Hi. I am an experienced med/surg RN who is ready to branch out away from acute care. I am ultimately interested in case management, but it is hard to get a position here as the job market is tight. I just came across a UR opening. It sounds appealing in so many ways, but I am also a little nervous having never done it.
I have a few questions.Is this work interesting and do you feel some satisfaction from it? What is a typical day like? Do some of you plan to just stay in UR? One of the parts of being a nurse that I really like is feeling like I am helping people. But I am so burned out from the pace and such of acute care. I am at the point where I dread going in, and am willing to consider almost any other nursing job that would be a good fit. I am excited but nervous about making such a big change, as I have only been an acute care RN for 12 years. Thanks for any insight you may have.