The search is on. I've been networking like it ain't nobodies business in an effort to meet the right people to get me that elusive IT nursing role. It really didn't expect it to be as difficult of a process as it has been so far. The nurses I work with level of technological expertise stops at their iPhones. They have absolutely no interest in working with technology and EMRs as a nurse. In fact, they really don't understand why I would want to leave beside care to work with computers. … [Read more...] about Nursing Informatics: It’s About the Bigger Picture
Johnson and Johnson's has done wonderful things to promote nursing and a positive image of nursing. They have held a special play in my heart for a while for many reasons. They produce wonderful PR for nurses and advocate the profession. The public image of nursing benefits from their influence, and any push towards professionalism in nursing is strongly appreciated. However, it goes deeper than that with me. Something that I find particularly wonderful about Johnson & Johnson's is … [Read more...] about Johnson and Johnson’s Want You to Thank a Nurse!
My final clinical experience involved going out into the community into a primary care clinic which utilized a different form of electronic medical records called All Scripts. The most interesting part of this experience was not the software itself, or the manner in which the medical staff incorporated it into patient care, but the opinions of my mentor for the day. Since my preceptor works in the hospital and is involved with various IT personnel, she arranged for me to be able to see how the … [Read more...] about Translator for Nurses Who Don’t Speak Geek: Nurse Informaticists
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not one of these people who grew up being a nurse. It would be nice to say that I put bandages on my dolls, and had dreams of nursing since I was a child. But I just can't say it. It's not true. I came to the realization that wanted to be a nurse 6 months after passing my NCLEX and working as a nurse. Before then, I knew I could be a nurse, but I didn't really know I wanted to. I did well in school. I found the best places to study, went to class and passed … [Read more...] about Things They Don’t Tell you When You’re In Nursing School: Advice for New Grads