My questions would be:
Other than as an end user do you have any other experience and with which type of clinical applications/software/programs? Specific software/vendor names please.
Think you would increase your chances of securing an entry level role depending on how much super user experience you have had and how well you can transition your nursing skills to what is needed to practice as an informatics nurse.
Have you participating in any of the building, testing go live or other super user activites at your facility? Have you been a member of any of the implementation, testing, training or post go live optimization teams?
There are many of us who got are start without prior experience and learned on the job.
Today's environment is very competitive and demanding and many hiring managers want folks with experience who can hit the ground running - that is not saying there are not entry level positions out there, as there are.
Strongly suggest you do your due dilligence, use this forum as a one tool to learn more about the speciality, what skills are required and what roles are available.
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I've looked in this forum for answers to this specific set of questions, but I didn't seem to find any. Forgive me if I'm repeating.
I am an ICU nurse who was a superuser during my facilities recent implementation of part of a new EHR. I am currently in the midst of gently "stalking" my facility's informatics nurses for shadowing opportunities. I am interested in pursuing informatics as a career beyond beside nursing. Ideally I would like to transition to a position in my hospital ( seeing as I would be familiar with the programs used).
My issue is that if I indeed pursue informatics but am unable attain a position at my current hospital, how will my limited EHR programs experience affect hiring capability. I have only used 2; the old one my hospital used that is pretty much extinct in my area/city and our new program that as far as I know our hospital system is the only one that uses it in my region.
Looking outside my hospital and it's EHR and having no I informatics experience, would I really have a chance? Have any of you started an informatics position with a EHR you had no experience in?
Any input would be greatly appreciated!