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I'm finding it hard to get a non-bedside nursing job lately (in the IE in SoCal). I have one year of experience (float pool RN) and yearning to get out of bedside. Is anyone else having the same issue or have any tips/leads?


June 2nd, 2022

Have you picked an area you want to move to? Start taking CEUs for that area to show you are truly interested and are proactively taking steps to prepare yourself.

With one year experience it may be a bit harder but continue to persevere.

June 23rd, 2022

Perhaps you might consider Health Informatics. It would require some additional training. If you have a college degree, check out the certification program at University of South Florida. It is a four course program online. If you took the 8 week courses back to back, it would take you 32 weeks to complete. You might consider applying to the Masters program as the first four courses are the certification courses! You can choose to take additional courses past the certification and it looks good on a resume that you are enrolled in a master’s program.
If no degree, check out UC Davis. They have a certification program. Online and six courses. If you took one at a time, it would take you 1 1/2 years to complete.
Health z informatics is dealt with the electronic medical records. Good luck!

June 3rd, 2022

I'm having the opposite problem, but I think that a year of experience is a minimum requirement for most opportunities that are away from the bedside. I agree with the previous response of deciding which field you are interested in pursuing and working towards that.

There are so many options outside of bedside that you may still not be interested in, but I would apply to the ones that you are interested in and look at their minimum qualifications in additions to their preferred. You will start seeing a pattern and then work on whatever you don't have for minimum and then preferred.

Also, reaching out to recruiters or responding to them may also help you find your perfect career. Good luck!

June 21st, 2022

Check KP.org. There are multiple positions for ambulatory care available and I know our clinic has been needing to fill a spot for several years.

June 21st, 2022

Yes

June 21st, 2022

Because you have not prepared for that