There are many differences between working as a nurse on the floor and working as a nurse in an administrative role. However, a nurse should never forget “where we came from” and should utilize the caring and thought process applied in hands on patient care in whatever role they have chosen.
Nursing School & NCLEX
Nursing School is tough. Passing the NCLEX is pivotable and the last hoop nursing students must jump through before becoming a nurse. The Nursing School & NCLEX category focuses on topics the provide nursing students with resources to perform better in school and pass that NCLEX to secure that coveted nursing license.
Clinical Informatics (working behind the scenes with documentation and software) is such a fantastic combination of my learned skills, natural attributes, and passions. Heck, I even called myself a Nerdy Nurse for a full year before I even was one… well I was nerdy, and a nurse, but the two paths didn’t merge as often as I would have liked… but I digress.
the doc was up front and honest when he said he was just not a good nurse. “I was a nurse for a few year and I was so bad at it. I was just not very nurturing. Being a nurse is harder for men. It’s difficult to overcome some parts of our nature. So I decided I had to do something else.”
With the implementation of meaningful use in healthcare, and the requirement of EHR for physicians by 2015, there is expected to be creation of 50,000 new jobs in healthcare informatics..HITECH workforce programs and the various grants and opportunities that have been created to meet the need.
Professionalism is not about the letters behind your name, it is about the respect you have for your role in what you do. I also think that every LPN would disagree as well. According to hrsa.gov, as of 2008, 45.4% of Registered Nurses are Associate Degree prepared nurses. 20.4% have a diploma level degree, while only 34.2% are BSN prepared.