From another thread in Nursing Informatics: "There are companies out there that specialize in psych software, and those companies are looking for psych nurses because obviously they want experienced people in the field to represent them."
I was hoping to get some help/insight regarding this specialty. Some brief background: I've been a psych nurse since I graduated nursing school
almost 3 years ago. As much as I love this specialty, I'm in the process of considering my career options now that I'm about to finish my BSN program. Prior to nursing, I ran operations at a restaurant, was a banker, and had other jobs/careers outside of healthcare. With the whole NP to DNP conversion looming, I'm not as married as I was to that track. I really enjoyed my Nursing Informatics class, and my instructor either has some recruitment responsibilities at her day job, or for some reason thought I would be a good fit for Nurse Informaticist. I understand that it is an ideal time to get into this field for reasons that I obviously don't have to explain to you fine people. I will continue to peruse this section to answer the questions I have, but I thought starting a thread might help as well.
Excuse my laziness/frankness/ignorance/inappropriateness(?), but ...
What salary ranges and opportunities for advancement are there in this specialty?
I do fine at my current position, but I am at a pivotal point in my career, and would like to head in a direction that would a) be fulfilling, and b) be lucrative. The post I quoted really got me thinking is all & I thank you in advance if you would be so kind as to provide some insight.