Hello, I'm 24 years old a Male RN who has been working 6 months on Med/Surg and regretting( sort of, mainly) it. I feel SUPER guilty, however I don't like it so much. Actually, there are days I like it, and most days I don't. But I'm still going to stick through it best I can.
Currently have my Associates RN and have to go back for my BSN or Bachelors degree of some type. I have a background of working with computers in my local Electronics store as a Computers Sales/Retail as well as Computer Technician and Repair I did that for about 3 years. While I did that I gained more experience on fixing software, and hardware issues as well as meeting the requirements of clients and customers for their electronic and computer needs. I was great at customer service, and was known as the "Customer escort* because I was great with customers.
My question is, how do I get into nursing informatics? Do I have to have a background in Computer Science? Programming? Would my experience of sales and repair be of help? What do RNs do in Informatics? How does my RN play into Informatics? Are there subspecialties? such as programmers? Technicians? Sales?
I like using computers, building, repairing, they're sort of puzzles to me. I also like the medical field and absolutely love using gadgets and tech stuff (what guy doesnt). I'm thinking of informatics or OR Nurse.
If anyone can be of help please share anything they may have!! What is the typical day like? Stress?!?!?!?!!? Pay? Demand?