While I am sure that this has been discussed before-I got a job offer and will be negotiating pay/etc with the recruiter tomorrow. This is a my first NP job-and in looking at the salaries out there-I am a bit discouraged. I thought $80k was reasonable given my new NP grad status-this is a job with a company that covers nursing home residents-tough work, long hours, a lot of responsibility. As for my background-I have 17 years of critical care experience. I just passed boards. I got straight A's in NP school. I am mortified of this job, but excited at the same time. Any advice? I was told by a few to negotiate higher. Thoughts? Many thanks!