Epidemiology Nurse, help

  1. A little background first,

    I've been working on a med/surg unit since I have been working as a nurse (4 years) and decided I am ready to be done working in a hospital setting. I have always known I didn't want to work in the hospital for long and saw an opening at the local health department for an epidemiology nurse. I applied to it on a whim and was offered the job yesterday, the day I interviewed. I am a little introverted and tend to want to get out of an interview as soon as I can, and missed my opportunity to ask questions about the details of the job. I realized once they offered me the job I really don't have any idea what an epidemiology nurse does. I understand it has a lot to do with disease prevention and management but what is a typical day in the life of an epidemiology nurse?

    I haven't accepted the job just yet they are allowing me a couple days to decide. Any information would be a big help.
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    About Curtis85, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    What prevents you from calling them back and asking your questions directly from the source? I suspect that is the most direct approach.
  4. by   Curtis85
    It's the weekend but I plan to Monday
  5. by   omoladams
    hi, am highly interested in becomimg an Epidemiology and Biostatics Nurse. kindly help me with any school running the program online at master degree level. Thank you.
  6. by   Swellz
    What information did you find out?
  7. by   midwifemae
    Are the details in the job description online? Did you call and find anything else out?