I'm a new grad with about 5 months of nursing experience. Unfortunately, I'm just not into the whole direct patient care thing, but I am still very interested in improving healthcare and making patient safety priority so I'm looking into Nursing Informatics- I don't want my 4 year degree to be a total waste. Recently, I came about an application analyst position that specified "nurses wanted," so I applied. And to my surprise I was contacted by a technical recruiter in less than 24 hours! A hospital within the network where I am employed is going live with Epic this summer. There is like over 150 staff working on this project to go live. So, I would like any input about this role. I have researched it and viewed the job description - configure applications, provide technical support, collaborate with end-users etc. What I want to know is:
(1) What an actual typical day is like?
(2) What is the salary like? What is Grade15?
(3) Since my hospital is implementing Epic (TX), do I still need to receive my certifications in WI?
I don't really know what else to ask, but any input is appreciated. Thanks!