Non-Clinical bedside NP positions
- 0Jan 23, '13 by anarchy187I am currently in FNP school and I am almost 100% positive I do not want to be part of direct patient care(And yes I know this is almost a sin against nursing, but I am just not feeling it.) What I want to know if there are any non-clinical NP jobs out there that anyone can recommend.
These are my skills/talents
Computers-I know my software and hardware very well. (Ran a computer repair business.)
These are my main skills that talent that come to my head. Please let me know what everyone thinks and/or your experiences
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- 0Jan 23, '13 by RNGO4ITThere is something on the horizon called transitional care NP, it combines care management and the continuum of care for a patient from admission to post-discharge...as I said it's a new role and not fully developed...but direct pt care wouldn't be involved...more likely assessment, coordination and referrals. Some management roles are available, but would require a DNP to give you an edge.
- 1Jan 23, '13 by AnnaiyaCan you switch your degree from FNP to informatics? Is sounds like that is where you need to be and there is a huge need for nurses that are good at informatics. If you aren't familiar with it, this is from Vanderbilt's website (http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/msn/ni.html):
What is Nursing Informatics?
Imagine finding new connections, new solutions that change nursing forever. Solutions that improve patient outcomes, lower costs, create new tools for teaching or patient care over the Internet.
Nursing informatics integrates nursing science, information science and computer science to do that, and so much more. A Master's prepared nurse who engages in nursing informatics is an informatics nurse specialist. As an informatics nurse specialist, you will identify, collect, process and manage data and information to support nursing practice, administration, education, research and the expansion of nursing knowledge.
- 0Jan 24, '13 by anarchy187One of the main reasons I went FNP was from family influences. I also wanted a masters degree to set me apart from other applicants to positions I applied to. I feel like technology in nursing is where I belong. I have a great GPA and did very well in bedside nursing and thought that FNP was the route to go for future expansion in my life. I really like the idea of nursing informatics, but I do not want to crunch numbers(data) all day. I really like the idea of medical equipment sales or education. Thank you everyone for the replys and keep them coming.
- 0Jan 24, '13 by canchaser GuideNursing Informatics isn't crunching numbers all day. That's just one component. I worked in nursing informatics. As a "clinical documentation specialist" I was a behind the scenes person. I was reviewing charts, people thought it was boring but I had to know Medicare reimbursement rules , reimbursement wording / coding. Making sure I wasn't leading a Dr on to get some certain words documented in a chart. It was so challenging but I also contributed to the team. Since I wasn't at the bedside but still part, I would catch things falling through the cracks. Like one day I caught a pt going for days without wound care.. No orders so it was getting missed. Right now it's hard working bedside so I understand things get missed.
- 0Jan 24, '13 by juan de la cruz GuideAnother aspect of informatics is EMR development. With the push for health care to adopt electronic records, companies are coming up with all sorts if software products and providers who have experience in the front lines are ideal candidates for software development teams. Our institution uses Epic and this company based in Wisconsin. They have voiced an ongoing need for health care providers to join their software development team.