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Hi all,

I have been a bedside RN on a cardiac floor for a year now. This is my second career and I've realized that it's too mentally and physically draining for me. My husband and I have been trying to conceive and I'm sure work stress plays a factor into this. I stuck it out for a year but I realized I need to quit for my sanity and the welfare of my marriage.

I need your advice on what I can do with my RN (BSN) degree outside of the hospital. I prefer limited, if at all, direct patient care. Any RN positions in a corporate setting? I am intrigued by informatics but I'm not sure if a masters specialty is needed for it. How prevalent are informatics positions in Orlando?

I am also knocking around the idea of home health. Could someone tell me about their experiences as a home health nurse? What did you like or didn't like about it.

Anyone in the same situation as me willing to share what you guys did? Any suggestions are welcome too.

Thanks for listening!

There are jobs for nurses, you just have to know where to look. Have you tried the temp agencies like Kelly services, etc? It's doubtful someone will hire you FT with benefits w/o experience. For instance, I have a friend that is looking to hire new grads and needs people open to learning new things, not just hospital duties. If you want an office environment, email me.


One option you might be interested in is a health insurance company. I don't know what area of the country you live in, but a lot of the big name companies have offices all over the country (Anthem, Aetna, Humana, etc.) They hire nurses for several different types of jobs (precertifications, case managers, clinical auditors, etc.) and none of them involve direct patient contact. Another plus is that you don't typically have to work nights, weekends or holidays!

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Informatics is a great field for savvy nurses. You will need to additional education to move into this technical area. The good news is that there are a lot of online options for Informatics education... check out this web site It has a lot of information on education and training options. It will take some time and effort, but definitely worth it in the long run.

Most large healthcare organizations are investing heavily in informatics to support advanced clinical applications needed to meet the Federal "meaningful use" criteria. This means that there will be more and more jobs available in the clinical informatics field.

Best of luck to you - career & baby-wise!

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