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Epidemiology Nurse, help

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by Curtis85 Curtis85 (New) New

Curtis85 has 4 years experience .

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A little background first,

I've been working on a med/surg unit since I have been working as a nurse (4 years) and decided I am ready to be done working in a hospital setting. I have always known I didn't want to work in the hospital for long and saw an opening at the local health department for an epidemiology nurse. I applied to it on a whim and was offered the job yesterday, the day I interviewed. I am a little introverted and tend to want to get out of an interview as soon as I can, and missed my opportunity to ask questions about the details of the job. I realized once they offered me the job I really don't have any idea what an epidemiology nurse does. I understand it has a lot to do with disease prevention and management but what is a typical day in the life of an epidemiology nurse?

I haven't accepted the job just yet they are allowing me a couple days to decide. Any information would be a big help.

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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What prevents you from calling them back and asking your questions directly from the source? I suspect that is the most direct approach.

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Curtis85 has 4 years experience.

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It's the weekend :) but I plan to Monday

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omoladams has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Public Health Nurse.

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hi, am highly interested in becomimg an Epidemiology and Biostatics Nurse. kindly help me with any school running the program online at master degree level. Thank you.

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Swellz has 6 years experience and specializes in oncology, MS/tele/stepdown.

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What information did you find out?

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Are the details in the job description online? Did you call and find anything else out?

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