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Desperately trying to break out of bedside. I have 2 years ICU experience and am so close to an MSN in Leadership & Management. I’d prefer an administrative/care management position, how do I break into this field?

May 15th, 2024

Networking. Talk to everyone about your upcoming MSN completion. Hopefully someone will have a lead for you. Perhaps you can ask your leadership for guidance.

May 14th, 2024

I dont know where you are in the country, but here in Northeast Ohio it is pretty simple to do. there are always openings in our hospitals in care management. Watch your hospitals job board as those are all scooped up in-house for the day shift that goes with them. Leadership/mgmt positions are a bit less frequent mostly due to just the total numbers available, You'll find turnover though, Hang in there

March 28th, 2024

Try applying to health insurance companies. I work in utilization management and love it! I work from home, have a regular schedule with all holidays and weekends off. I don’t think I could go back to hospital work.

October 6th, 2023

So I had the same problem trying to get away from the bedside I started a job as a case manager for a hospice company to get some experience.
Try looking to home health or hospice.

September 13th, 2023

Look around for open positions - speak to your NM or director . I can remember my staff coming too for advice etc while I would miss that particular nurse I knew that it was time to fly in another direction for him/ her.
If you can try to shadow a position you are interested in.

September 13th, 2023

I totally understand how you feel.
I’ve been a RN for 40 years & I’m still working, PT - but should be FT.
I actually got into CM nursing without even trying, haha.
I needed a break from hospital/bedside nursing; and also needed a change.
I was fortunate to find a friend that recommended me to a specialty pharmacy company, & that’s where it began!
There were no special requirements. They were happy I was an experienced & hard working nurse.
Now I am an nurse care manager for an Elder Care company, and prior to this I was a CM for multiply disabled adults (physical and mental).
I truly believe it’s WHO you know. Just ask! Your skills are needed & you learn when you work.
I would still like to get my certification in case management.
Wishing you the best!