About Me

I’m a Registered Nurse working in the informatics field mainly working as a Clinical Analyst Consultant.

I started as a clinical RN and worked as either a staff RN or travel RN for 8 years, and then I worked in the IT world for 3 years, which led me to get into healthcare IT in the last 8 years.

In the late ’90s I graduated from Nursing School and after burning out as a nurse in the field, I decided to go back to school and get a Computer Science degree.

I started my IT experience working in a business IT company. At some point in that journey, I came across an ad for a local hospital that was looking for somebody with IT and nursing experience.

Although I was doing well in my IT job, I found the Healthcare IT field more interesting and I applied for that specific position at the hospital. But then, out of curiosity, I also submitted my resume to a couple of online job boards.

After a couple of weeks, I was surprised to get phone calls from different hospitals and vendors around the country. Needless to say that I eventually took a job with a software vendor and later on became a consultant on my own, implementing different systems in several hospitals.

As I became more knowledgeable in the field, I was able to help some friends land entry level jobs in the informatics field. It turned out my interviewing advice and resume tips helped them get their foot in the door, so I figured I would share some of these tips on a website, in hope that others could benefit too.

It is my belief that anybody who is passionate about this field, but doesn’t have IT experience, can still get a job, although, it might not be easy at first, since the field appears to have become extremely competitive in the last couple of years. Nevertheless, if groomed right, there are informatics jobs for all!

If there is anything that is not answered on this blog, you can always email me at:
chris @ nursinginformaticshq dot com