I'm currently a travel NICU nurse. During one of my many job searches, I came across a clinical documentation specialist posting. Since I would like to try something other then bedside nursing, but don't want to go back to school for a master's, I thought this was worth looking into, however, all the positions I found require at least 3 years experience. I found a CDS course and I thought about taking it to boost my resume since I don't have any experience, but at $1300, I'm hesitant to take it. Any CDS out there? How were you able to land your first job? Any ideas on how I can increase my chances on entering this field? Any other ideas of non-bedside nursing careers that don't require a MSN?