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Calling All Newbies! As a newly hired informatics nurse, I've been perusing the website and reading similar stories about graduate programs, job searching, learning the role, etc. I'd like to start... Read More

  1. Visit  mugwump profile page
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    Quote from InformaticsRN.MA
    Calling All Newbies!
    As a newly hired informatics nurse, I've been perusing the website and reading similar stories about graduate programs, job searching, learning the role, etc. I'd like to start a network of new informatics nurses (either in school, or in the field for less than a year or two). It seems like we are all going through nearly the same process, just at slightly different points in time.
    If you are interested, please reply here. I cannot send anyone a private message yet (I have to create 15 Quality Topics before I have the ability to do that), but I'm sure we can figure out a way to connect.
    Thanks!!
    i will be in a couple weeks
  2. Visit  CavScoutRN profile page
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    Hi all, I am currently employed as a nurse informaticist, or as called here, a clinical applications analyst. I've been in my current position 1 year and 3 months and love it. My background includes an A.S. in Computer Science and 5 years as an programmer/internet/intranet applications developer and a B.S.N. I graduated from nursing school and got tired of working the floor so looked into other options and found informatics. I applied for my current position and was officially offered the job 5 days later. I work mostly with interfacing clinical applications to the EHR and with upgrades. When I took the position I didn't think I'd be playing with iPad's, iPhone's, testing U/S machines, ECG and working as project manager but have grown into the role. It's a great field and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do.
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  3. Visit  samchloe profile page
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    I am a new nurse informatcist. I started in january 22, a day after my last class as an MSN/Informatics. I have been a bedside nurse for 15 years and its time to look for other areas of the nursing profession.Our facility is in the move of implementing EMR/CPOE, and I became a nurse resource. I am excited in this new position but I still on verge if knowing what are our roles and what else I needed to know. I would love to connect with newbies and veterans out there in nursing informatics. Thanks, Ces
  4. Visit  phylisrn profile page
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    I am interested also... how about we create a Facebook group?
  5. Visit  jennysey profile page
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    Hi everyone! I have been an "Applications System Analyst" (Nurse Informaticist) for a year and a half. Best job I have ever had! I love it. And for the person who said that nurses are not needed anymore in this role, that is the furthest from the truth! Anyway, I have started a FB page: Life in the world of Nursing Informatics. I am also in the process of starting a blog for being able to discuss our roles more in depth. Look for it soon!! In the meantime, let's get together on FB...
  6. Visit  jennysey profile page
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    This couldn't be further from the truth. As hospitals are racing to meet Meaningful Use requirements, Nurses with tech experience are at a high demand! In addition, the installation of an EMR is only the tip of the iceberg. It is the upkeep of evidence-based medicine, Clinical Decision Support and training that will be where we can help the most. I would not be looking for a job with vendors. Instead, we need to be the agents of change that propose Clinical Informatics Departments to do the research involved in keeping our EMRs relevant, safe and cost-effective.
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  7. Visit  samchloe profile page
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    Quote from jennysey
    Hi everyone! I have been an "Applications System Analyst" (Nurse Informaticist) for a year and a half. Best job I have ever had! I love it. And for the person who said that nurses are not needed anymore in this role, that is the furthest from the truth! Anyway, I have started a FB page: Life in the world of Nursing Informatics. I am also in the process of starting a blog for being able to discuss our roles more in depth. Look for it soon!! In the meantime, let's get together on FB...
    Im in.....
  8. Visit  samchloe profile page
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    Quote from jennysey
    This couldn't be further from the truth. As hospitals are racing to meet Meaningful Use requirements, Nurses with tech experience are at a high demand! In addition, the installation of an EMR is only the tip of the iceberg. It is the upkeep of evidence-based medicine, Clinical Decision Support and training that will be where we can help the most. I would not be looking for a job with vendors. Instead, we need to be the agents of change that propose Clinical Informatics Departments to do the research involved in keeping our EMRs relevant, safe and cost-effective.
    I need all the resources and networking to expand my skills in informatics. I advocate for patient safety with the use of HIT.
  9. Visit  born2circulateRN profile page
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    How long have you guys done bedside nursing before you transitioned to informatics?
    Thanks!
  10. Visit  ccweisbard profile page
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    For me it was 12.5yrs
  11. Visit  OFLRN profile page
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    I am late, but I am in
  12. Visit  RN1023 profile page
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    I plan to start a nursing informatics master's program this fall, but I am having a tough time deciding what to do. There is a great school nearby that offers a master's in information systems (non-nursing), and I am highly considering going. I just don't know if this degree will help me because it's more involved in the IT world, or hinder me because it's not a nursing degree. I currently have a bachelor's in nursing and no IT experience.
  13. Visit  Sadieanne7 profile page
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    I recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Nursing Informatics. I have been working as a nurse for two years and I have been looking for an informatics job for a few months now. Most employers would like five to seven years of experience. Informatics is a great field and I hope that this will change.
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