Quote from Ashley.Hop
Any case managers for community care want to share their experience?
At this time, I suggest you learn the role of Charge Nurse to add to your nurse leadership resume if you do not already have past management work experience. If you hate bedside nursing so much you cannot remain 1 more day, then make a lateral move into a non-bedside position and work your way up from that point.
Keep in mind, case management managerial positons these days requires case management work experience. In the past that was not the case and those departments were not effective. So, become a case manager and move on or up from that point.
By the way, management options away from bedside are limited for non-bedside positons. Landing a management position in case management, for example, is hard without having a hiring manager whose clique you belong too. Plus, those positions are rare. Managers of case management hang on to those jobs for YEARS
! Quality is the same. Very limited in being able to move up, but you can move sideways (like case managers), where you can hopefully expand your skills and network to possibly move up later in your career.
I too am tired of bedside nursing and have been tired of it for years! In fact, I went into case management because I was tired of bedside nursing. However, the only way I was able to move up in nursing was to accept a bedside nursing assistant department management positon because there were way more of them available and I had related work, education, and charge experience in the area in which I was hired.
Good luck to you!