How do you like case management nursing? - page 3
Hi there! I'm a new grad, a few months out, currently working on a med/surg floor, and I'm trying to decide on a specialty to go into. It seems like there are a lot of job listings for case... Read More
Jun 6From: OH, US ; Joined: Jul '14; Posts: 21; Likes: 9I like case management. It is still very stressful, but I no longer worry about possibly making a mistake that could cost a patient his or her life. I have learned a lot about insurance issues/length of stay/readmission risk. I still have patient contact. It is a very interesting specialty. I am not bored.
Jun 12Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience in MedSurg/Tele, Utilization Review ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '16; Posts: 56; Likes: 75I know this post was pulled from the grave here but I had to say in regards to the comments about at least 3-5 years of hospital experience that it is NOT necessary. I had about a year and a few months of med-surg and then went into utilization review and my mental health is so much better for it. Med Surg wasn't my jam to begin with but I enjoy computers, I like having a steady schedule, and I absolutely knew that at some point I'd want to leave bedside. So, just because you don't have 3-5 years it doesn't mean you can't look at opportunities out there. It never, ever, ever, hurts to apply for a job you think you'd like more than what you're doing now. What matters is how YOU feel. There are draw backs to leaving the hospital with only a year or so experience but nursing is awesome in that you can change and still have the same degree.
Jun 14Occupation: New Graduate Nurse Joined: Aug '13; Posts: 27; Likes: 10I'm glad to finally hear from someone who was able to break into CM with a little over a year experience in the hospital. I'm approaching the one year mark at my hospital and I'm planning on leaving the bedside as soon as I find something better. I'm really glad I stumbled upon your post. You have given me so much hope!