Hi, I have been a RN for 2 years in my mids 20'. I have experience in Medsurg, ICU, and PACU.
Just recently just been offer a position to be a Nurse Informatics (non-clinical). The hospital is willing to train me and match my current salary (minus INH)
. This area of nurse in totally new to me and I'm very curious about it and what it may hold. I'm excited about this new opportunity, but I can not shake this feeling of uncertainty "if I am making the right decision".
Up until now i always thought that I would become a Super ICU RN and obtain my master in a nursing. But I have no interested in any of the MSN (educator, practitioner, ...) until i learn about Informatics.
-Work 5 days a week 8 hours a day.
-Salary base, no room to work extra money (this is a biggie for me, i have a lot of financial obligation i have to my parents)
-Away from bedside and critical thinking
-Bringing work home
-My body no longer deteriorate (arthritis at 20' with lower back pain!)
-Possibly great opportunities in the future
-Combine my interest (technologies) with my passion (nursing)
-I can see myself doing this into my 40' and 50'
Am I making the right decision?