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EPIC Application Coordinator

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mom4josh has 11 years experience and specializes in onc, M/S, hospice, nursing informatics.

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Yay! I got a position with my hospital as an Application Coordinator! I will be learning EPIC (which means going to Wisconsin in the dead of winter) and will begin an 18 month journey to get our hospital up and running. So excited! Any tips or advice from anyone who has taken this path would be greatly appreciated.

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rninformatics has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Informatics, Oncology, IVT, Home Health.

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CONGRATS! Please so a search on this forum using search terms Epic and review what other's have posted about the certification testing process Epic has.

Good Luck and keep us posted on your journey!

Yay! I got a position with my hospital as an Application Coordinator! I will be learning EPIC (which means going to Wisconsin in the dead of winter) and will begin an 18 month journey to get our hospital up and running. So excited! Any tips or advice from anyone who has taken this path would be greatly appreciated.

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Creamsoda is a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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I didnt realize there was a certification for EPIC. To be blunt, when we were learning the system and went live, a majority of the Epic super users were useless. I was able to be helpfull because I used the system in other hospitals, but the people they sent just didnt do a super job, :uhoh3:

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scooter1979 has 8 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Chemo, Wound Care, Informatics.

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Mom4Josh,

Get ready!!! It is one of the most challenging jobs that I have had in my nursing career. I don't say that to scare you, but just wanted to let you know what you are getting yourself into. I started my career in nursing informatics a year ago, next month. The hospital that I work at started the implementation last March. I accepted a job as the team lead for Clin Doc, which in my organization, means a great deal more responsibility without any extra compensation (this is the only thing that I would have done differently thus far). Much like yourself, our hospital decided to go with an 18 month implementation. Training went by pretty easily for about 3/4 of our team. The other 1/4 of the team struggled to meet deadlines for certifications. The project started off slowly, but now at about a year into it, the weeks are flying by!! Like I said, it is a challenging position. I often think that the project is so much bigger than myself and my abilities, but I would still do it all over again. I feel that the experience is invaluable and look forward to finishing the project and seeing what the Lord has in store for me in the future. I personally feel that if I can pull this project off, then I can do anything!!!!!

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scooter1979 has 8 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Chemo, Wound Care, Informatics.

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P.S.

The Epic campus is borderline ridiculous!!! If you have even an ounce of Geek in you, then you will absolutely LOVE the campus.

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stephenfnielsen specializes in ICU, Informatics.

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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 Cerner, Meditech, and McKesson to Epic. The other issue is that a great deal of the major hospital systems use Epic and they are gobbling up smaller hospitals and bringing them up on Epic.

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I have an interview for an application coordinator position. Any tips to help me land it.

Thanks

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RN_Wannabee has 10 years experience.

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The cerfication process is challenging but very possible. Everyone in my team was successful the first time around. Pay attention in class and practice as much as you can and you will do great!

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