More Than Bedside Care
The nursing profession spans far beyond just providing bedside care. Many nurses choose to work outside medical facilities at the start of their nursing careers, or after many years of working in clinical or hospital settings.
The flexibility in career choices are one of the many benefits of the nursing profession. Some of these alternative nursing areas which nurses choose may be:
- Legal Nurse Consultants
- Disability Claims Specialists
- Medical Researcher
- Medical File Auditor
- Health Informatics
- Forensics Nursing
- Public Health Nursing
Nurses working in these areas continue to provide important and vital health services for clients and the general public. The ongoing review and analysis of medical documentation assists governments and nursing associations in determining; standards of care, competencies, education guidelines, developing policies and procedures and in medical legal proceedings. Which in turn ensures that safe, timely and quality care is consistently provided.
Nurses working for health agencies and disability insurance companies support clients by providing community programming and resource information and information on provincial and federal government financial benefit programs.