I am a current night shift MSICU RN with 1 year of experience, and all I have to say is I am sick of it. I went this route because I planned to do CRNA or NP, but I feel I will hate doing both of those as well I have a 3.6GPA, and have plenty of contacts and feel I could get in to a program if I wanted to go to a APN route.
I think nursing informatics is the way to go for me. The reason I say this is because I am a huge computer guy, I do computer repairs as a side job and have done this since high school I am very good at software, hardware, and working with programs. I also like to teach, I tutored during college and loved it. I feel that I would much rather work with the computerized part of nursing.
So my questions are:
1.Where do I start with informatics?
2.Will my tech skills benefit me?
3.What type of job positions would be right for my skill set?
I am planning about getting out of ICU soon. I think I will apply to CRNA and NP schools, but I would hate to go through all that education and money only to find I hate that job as well.
So please if you have any experience in informatics let me know what you think!