Hi Everyone

  1. Hello everyone. I am excited to have found this site. I am looking to make a change in my life and upgrade myself to having a title behind my name. Right now I work for a home health agency doing data entry and billing. I am basically doing RN work. I help the RNs code and fill out there forms and so forth. I really feel like I can do the RN thing. I'm surrounded by them and feel like they are inspiring me to be what I need to be. I'm 29 years old with a little boy and it is just my TimeofChange. I would love to hear some ideas and suggestions from others...

    Thank you
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  3. by   Daytonite
    hi, timeofchange!

    you post was interesting. i am a nurse who has been studying coding and health information managment. i will be taking a billing class this coming semester. i have also worked as a medical coder. i can no longer do the standing required of clinical nursing.

    i know that you might feel that you are doing rn work because of all the data and information that you come in contact with, but let me assure you that the actual administration of nursing care to patients is something quite different than what you are seeing on paper!

    you should check out some of the forums on allnurses to learn what would be ahead of you if you decide to go onward to nursing school.

    welcome to allnurses!

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f198/ - the pre-nursing student forum

    i am also posting some websites about the career of nursing that you should explore before making any decision to go to nursing school.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f8/day-l...se-185298.html - a day in the life of a registered nurse thread on general nursing discussion forum

    http://www.collegeboard.com/student/...ers/45263.html - "ten questions to ask yourself" about nursing and if it might be right for you

    http://www.collegeboard.com/student/...reers/228.html - this is a career worksheet put together by college board.com

    http://nursing.about.com/od/becomean...eforenurse.htm - "before you decide to become a nurse". things to consider about being a nurse. lots of links to information about what skills you need to become a nurse. and, what if you're really bad at math and science is discussed.

    http://nursing.about.com/od/becomean...oreveryone.htm - "nursing is not for everyone". this is a very down to earth and honest article that broadly discusses what a nurse does and what you can expect on the job as a nurse.

    http://www.discovernursing.com/
    http://www.discovernursing.com/nursing-careers - list of nursing specialties

    http://www.nursingsociety.org/career/cmap.html

    http://www.awhonn.org/ncc/student.htm - a very nice information page from the association of women's health, obstetric and neonatal nurses on being a nurse, salary you can expect to make, types of nursing degrees, nursing specialties with weblinks to some of the major professional nursing organizations, the nurse reinvestment act, and some information and how to search for scholarships and financial aid.
  4. by   EricJRN
    Welcome to the site! Hope you enjoy the forums.
  5. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you. Welcome!

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