I’ve been at EPIC training at the hospital the past week. EPIC is a new computer software which is going to replace our existing software. It controls everything – medications, pharmacy, transport, admission, discharge, doctor order’s, bed management, nursing assignments, recording billing charges, running codes, blood administration/blood bank, lab etc. etc. I like it better than our existing software, but it’s going to take me a while to get used to it. I struggle with our computer system, I’m not the smoothest user of it.
I’m thinking about the next block of time in my life professionally – meaning the nursing half of me. I think I want to get an NP and do palliative care. I probably should work as a hospice nurse for a bit, then go back to school and then I could be an NP. And then transition over to teaching in the classroom. That should take me 20 years. I started the first phase of nursing in the fall of 2009 and I consider it pretty much done now in the fall of 2021. That’s 12 years. If I’m lucky, I’ll get two more 10 year blocks. Fingers crossed.