you post was interesting. i am a nurse who has been studying coding and health information managment. i will be taking a billing class this coming semester. i have also worked as a medical coder. i can no longer do the standing required of clinical nursing.
i know that you might feel that you are doing rn work because of all the data and information that you come in contact with, but let me assure you that the actual administration of nursing care to patients is something quite different than what you are seeing on paper!
you should check out some of the forums on allnurses to learn what would be ahead of you if you decide to go onward to nursing school.
welcome to allnurses!
- the pre-nursing student forum
i am also posting some websites about the career of nursing that you should explore before making any decision to go to nursing school.
- a day in the life of a registered nurse thread on general nursing discussion forum
- "ten questions to ask yourself" about nursing and if it might be right for you
- this is a career worksheet put together by college board.com
- "before you decide to become a nurse". things to consider about being a nurse. lots of links to information about what skills you need to become a nurse. and, what if you're really bad at math and science is discussed.
- "nursing is not for everyone". this is a very down to earth and honest article that broadly discusses what a nurse does and what you can expect on the job as a nurse.
- list of nursing specialties
- a very nice information page from the association of women's health, obstetric and neonatal nurses on being a nurse, salary you can expect to make, types of nursing degrees, nursing specialties with weblinks to some of the major professional nursing organizations, the nurse reinvestment act, and some information and how to search for scholarships
and financial aid.