Quote from jennrn5/05
ouch!!!! wasn't trying to insult anyone...
no insult taken in the least. (that's one huge drawback with online communications...misinterpretations are rampant.) you said you were assigned the con side, right? i was giving you some con "arguments" is all. :spin:
my point is that both positions, registered nurse and information technologist, are very highly skilled
positions that require years and years of education and training to become proficient.
it does a disservice to both professions to say because an rn wants to get into it that her rn experience is a huge piece of what it takes. that is not correct in my opinion. it professionals work with massively complex systems (and i am talking large corporate systems not some departmental lan) and usually it takes entire teams of very seasoned professionals to design, install and maintain properly.
just taking an rn and putting her into an it role is little more than bestowing a title. it will take a very long time for an rn to become proficient as a well rounded information technologist for the reasons i mentioned in my earlier posts.