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New informatics nurse

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Specializes in Informatics. Has 7 years experience.

Hi,

I wanted to gain some insight from nurses who have worked at the bedside and then transitioned away from the bedside.

I have been an ICU nurse for a little over 3 years and recently transitioned to an informatics role. Informatics has always been my goal since nursing school. However, after working in this new role for a few months I am very much missing the excitement of the ICU, taking care of patients, and the immense teamwork that has to take place to care for acutely Ill patients. Don’t get me wrong, there are positives to informatics (M-F schedule, always get lunch, not many physical demands) but I am not as passionate about it as I thought I would be. Should I try and give this new role more time?

I’m just looking for some insight from some experienced nurses who may have felt something similar to this at one time or another. Thanks for reading.

CharleeFoxtrot, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

21 hours ago, Madmaz said:

Hi,

I wanted to gain some insight from nurses who have worked at the bedside and then transitioned away from the bedside.

I have been an ICU nurse for a little over 3 years and recently transitioned to an informatics role. Informatics has always been my goal since nursing school. However, after working in this new role for a few months I am very much missing the excitement of the ICU, taking care of patients, and the immense teamwork that has to take place to care for acutely Ill patients. Don’t get me wrong, there are positives to informatics (M-F schedule, always get lunch, not many physical demands) but I am not as passionate about it as I thought I would be. Should I try and give this new role more time?

I’m just looking for some insight from some experienced nurses who may have felt something similar to this at one time or another. Thanks for reading.

A career is a long time. If you aren't happy in a few months and missing bedside care go back before your skills get stale.

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

Just pick up an occasional shift in ICU to satisfy that urge to go back or quench your thirst for the thrill. Look into a PRN position with your former unit/hospital.