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  1. Will need a preceptor in NY for MSN-Nursing Informatics Capstone at Excelsior College
    Can't help you out, but how did you like the program? Do you currently work in informatics?
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  2. What's wrong with me?
    If you have the guts for it, most places offer brutally honest feedback as to why you didn't get the job if they were willing to take you that far. If you ask with the right tact- honestly looking...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  3. Long Term Outlook
    I left the ICU for informatics a couple years ago and it's been a wonderful move. It's an opportunity that won't come around very often to learn skills that a lot of other people out there covet. The...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  4. Information needed for a nurse who has a Master's in Informatics
    You might try to hook up with a consulting firm that installs EMRs, they might be able to use you as a trainer. The reality is that nursing informatics is the marriage of clinical expertise ...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  5. Nursing Informatics advice
    I'm sure there are snobby employers that only look at the school the applicant attended, but IT is a very results driven industry in general. "What you've done" is very much more impressive than what...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  6. Anyone using Business Objects, Cerner Discern for QI?
    I don't want to oversell business objects, but if you can dream it up, a report can be written for it.
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  7. Nursing student needs advice in Nursing Informatics
    Anyone who tells you it's a sure thing is probably trying to sell you something. That being said, the industry is growing at a phenomenal rate right now. I would foresee strong growth into the near...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  8. Advice on how to get here
    It depends on whether or not this type of thing come naturally to you. I know a lot of people who can be in a crazy code environment and not feel stressed, but if you put them in front of a big group...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  9. Hi! Our facility is getting ready for EHR implementation- EPIC!
    One thing to avoid is trying to turn Epic into an electronic version of your paper chart. People waste a lot of time and energy trying to do "what they've always done" instead of using the new...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  10. Nursing Classes: Are they really that bad?
    A few things that make it difficult: 1) A lot of programs make you take the whole year over if you fail a class (anything less than a C). This ends up creating $60,000 tests (if you fail you miss...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. One more question and then I'll be quite. :)
    Other areas away from the bedside might include: process improvement, education, risk management, project management...But if none of those appear, look to get on different committees that deal with...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  12. Question for Nurse Informaticist
    Currently we report to IS (IT), previously we reported to nursing admin. In nursing informatics we live in both worlds and there have been pros and cons to being in both departments. We've received a...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  13. Interested in Nursing/Healthcare informatics
    Don't take my advise as gospel, but you will find it very, very difficult to find work in that kind of field without previous health care leadership experience. Ask yourself- why would a hospital...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  14. Whats your training program for nurses on EHR
    Nurses get a four hour class during the first week of orientation which they share with a mix group of clinicians and the following week they spend 7 hours learning more nurse specific documentation...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  15. Curious with nursing informatics specialty to new grada
    The work is great if you can find it. There is that age old debate over whether you should go directly into a specialty or not. Generally people are referring to areas such as the various ICUs, L&D,...
    May 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  16. Nursing Informatics Masters - should I take the plunge?
    At least in my neck of the woods, a portfolio of experiences is much more impressive than any degree you have. Becoming a power user is a good idea and will help open doors, but also be on the...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  17. Nursing Information Officers and Health IT
    It will be interesting to see where this goes. My facility has had the CMIO position come and go and currently has a CIO and a Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (currently an RN that reports to the...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  18. Graduating soon from MSN Informatics program
    If you feel like this is really what you want to do and have an interest in moving to Salem Oregon you might want to check out the related job postings here. Salem Health | Welcome
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  19. Physician Ordering and Documentation
    It's all about physician buy-in. Do they want to do it? Are they excited about it? Probably not... and if that's the case, you need a few very strong personalities to be physician champions to put...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  20. Graduating soon from MSN Informatics program
    What do you want to do with all the training you have? What is your clinical background?
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  21. Why is Epic better than Cerner?
    Epic is most definitely customizable, and most definitely has an ambulatory module (it was actually their bread and butter in the early days). In fact... I really don't know how Epic could be more...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  22. SuperUser to Nursing Informatics
    Similar to you, I worked in the ICU as a Super User, and parleyed that into an informatics position. When I was hired into my new position my hospital had been live with Epic for about 5 years, but...
    Mar 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  23. Job Title Question
    I think it's funny that she has IT phobia. rninformatics has a good list there. If I were you I would look at what your career goals are and push your director accordingly. For example if you want to...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  24. Do you see informatics growing or shrinking in the next 5 years?
    Just this week there was a spread in the local paper about how the hospital I work for is 30 million under budgeted revenue right now, lots of belt tightening going on... but no plans to shrink the...
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  25. EPIC Application Coordinator
    It's a good thing, Epic is spreading like a virus so the more certs and experience you can get the better. I was there last week and I spoke with individuals from facilities that are moving from...
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics


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