I'm a 2nd degree new grad who just started in the ED. Informatics is where I'd like to end up, and I'm wondering how long I should remain in the ED before I begin job hunting. I've heard 1-2 years of bedside experience is ideal from some, yet an IT manager at a big name hospital said he would hire me straight out of school without any actual "nursing" experience.
I'd love to hear from those of you in the field --- at what point in your nursing career did you make the transition? How much does/doesn't your bedside experience impact your current job functions?
Thanks in advance.