Are you a new informatics nurse? - page 3

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. by   TracyParsons
    I'll be starting my MSN in NI in September... I'd love to see what kind of network could be developed
  2. by   manique
    I totally agree with everything you said!!!! I have a friend that just graduated in NI and cant get a job. Been an ICU nurse for years and went to school for IN and its just not out there, anymore. But they did use her for that one week too help train the Doctors, until everybody was up too speed. Then sent her right back to ICU. SMH so sad.
  3. by   ccweisbard
    I think the ability to find a job hinges on two things (when you have no IT experience....). 1. What is the job market in your area?? If there are few positions it will be much more difficult. 2. What does your rsum look like? I geared mine for my experience as a super user, and positive things about computers in your experience. I was able to get a job with 13 yrs of nursing experience and my BSN, but it really helped that they were desperate.... I had 3 more interviews scheduled when I accepted this job.
  4. by   nicenurse46
    I agree...I believe hands-on experience is more valuable than the MSN degree. A MSN degree is great, but I think it is important to get experience first. If you can volunteer as a super-user or volunteer with an implementation/system upgrade, you would have a good chance of landing an informatics job. I was a bedside nurse but worked as a super-user and on a few projects, I was then able to land an informatics job with a BSN.
  5. by   NurseMurch
    I don't know if anyone is still interested in putting something together, but count me in if you've organized anything. I start my new job on Monday.
  6. by   Nurse_cox
    Hi! I have been an RN for 8 years. I am about to start graduate studies for MS Health Informatics/Health Information Management. I would love to be involved in any group you start.
  7. by   medisec
    I was reading your post and was thinking back to a week ago when I was talking to a physician liason for a hospital. She said some of the ER drs paid out their own pocket for "scribes" to chart and navigate the EHRs for them. Said it allowed them to interact more quickly with patients and see more patients in a day. She said they usually hire nursing or med students as scribes. The hospital does not hire and feels there is a liability with hiring someone not employeed with hospital because of passwords, scans in/out, etc. Have you heard much about the position of "scribe"? I've only heard of it once before with a physician's private practice that used one.
  8. by   mand8301
    Hello everyone,

    I am in a graduate program for nursing informatics, and am trying to locate someone who works in the field to answer some interview questions for me. It will help me to decide whether nursing informatics is for me. Would anyone be willing to answer some questions for me through email? I cannot PM on here yet, because I've just joined, but you can either respond here or email me at mand8301@gmail.com

    Thanks, guys!
  9. by   mugwump
    I have started my new position as clinical informatics coordinator in March, so I am a newbee as well and am interested
  10. by   emtb2rn
    Quote from medisec
    I was reading your post and was thinking back to a week ago when I was talking to a physician liason for a hospital. She said some of the ER drs paid out their own pocket for "scribes" to chart and navigate the EHRs for them. Said it allowed them to interact more quickly with patients and see more patients in a day. She said they usually hire nursing or med students as scribes. The hospital does not hire and feels there is a liability with hiring someone not employeed with hospital because of passwords, scans in/out, etc. Have you heard much about the position of "scribe"? I've only heard of it once before with a physician's private practice that used one.
    Our ER doc group uses scribes. They are not hospital employees but rather contractors working for the physician group. They are bound by the same regulations and policies as any hospital employee. The scribes absolutely allow the docs more time with patients.

    If your hospital is concerned about scribes accessing the system because they're not employees, then how do they justify all of the physcians who don't work for the hospital having access?
  11. by   manny1222
    Hi, I am working on my masters in nursing informatics from Walden university. I'm on track to be done in may 2014. I am very interested in networking especially because I don't see a lot of jobs in my geographical location.
  12. by   sunnycalifornia
    I'm starting a new position as a clinical informatics educator and would love to network with others!
  13. by   maryemeline29
    Let me know also! I'd love to be part of a google group. I am in an Informatics MSN program and would love to learn from any of your experiences. I also have to interview a current nurse with their MSN in informatics if anyone is willing to help me out! I'd really appreciate anyone's help with this!


    Mary

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