Hello Everyone, This is my first time here. My name is Terri and I'm from the Boston area. I am an RN with 17 years of OR experience. Much to my dismay, I need to change specialties due to diabetic complications affecting my feet. Just when I thought that I had everything going for me, it was taken away so abruptly. I can honestly say that "I loved my job!".
I have not worked since September 3, 2004 after breaking my right foot (for the second time in 5 months)....then ending up in the hospital with a severe right foot infection (both due to Charcot Foot Disease-a diabetic complication)..I was told by several doctors that if I wanted to keep my foot then I would have to stop OR nursing completely.
So, I am looking for a nursing job that is not physically demanding, still allowing me to use my brain. I started looking into RN-Coding. It sounds almost too good to be true. Whether it be office work or auditing/coding at home, I wonder if there's a need for nurses in this specialty. I intend to take the RN-Coder Boot Camp in May.....if there's any one out there that has done this course or anyone who has an opinion on coding/auditing as a nurse in general, PLEASE feel free to offer any suggestions, information, or pose any questions. I'm all ears!