I am new to ACDIS. I am an ER nurse by profession, and I am hoping to transition to HIM particularly a CDI position. I have a Masters in Health Informatics Administration with recently passed the RHIA examination. I am still in search for a job, but to answer to your query about taking certification from an RN point of view I believed it is relevant. When I took the RHIA exam, there is a whole set of knowledge that to the most part the clinical experience truly helps, but it is equally important to understand the administrative and decision making process. For the meantime, after reading the different topics in the forum, I am incentivize to learn more and take another certification so I can have a better correlation between diagnosis and decision-making.
Melanie Green, RHIA, RN, CEN, CPEN