Received phone call today from recruiter. We ended up talking about impact of approved healthcare package by Obama Administration and what that means for nursing informatics. He told me it really will open up things and millions is being allocated into this area specifically. What hospitals and other facilities can do is hire RN and just submit those cost (salary) to federal government and they will be reimbursed for it. Now he used few words I was not familiar with like the type of form the facility will fill out.
I thought this could be beneficial info for those considering getting into computer IT side at their facility. Note: I am not saying get your Masters degree. Rather I think if you have your BSN and have interest in computers....you should be meet with your manager and start laying groundwork for working on the side as tester or in some other role that gives you some exposure in this are as its clear its going to be one of the better growth areas for nursing over next 10 years.