Quote from BCgradnurse
Do you think you could be happier as a NP working in a different setting, like a specialty pediatric practice? Also think about what else is involved in working as a RN in a hospital setting-possibility of not working day shift, having to work weekends and holidays, staffing issues, and losing your autonomy as a provider.
Perhaps, I think that's why I've also considered doing inpatient as an NP Since I don't currently have a family or anything, I actually prefer to do shift work instead of the 8-5pm M-F that I have now.
Quote from DizzyJon
Yes, some employers are going to question why you want to be a floor RN when you are an NP. However, some employers are also going to realize that many NPs either do both NP and RN jobs or once was an NP and no longer wants to be.
I was hoping that I could get in touch with any NP that has /not/ wanted to be an NP anymore, if you know of contacts I would love to message/email them for some advice!
Quote from WestCoastSunRN
But that does beg the question: what specifically is drawing you to the acute care RN role? I say this as a nurse who loves that role -- never been a provider. Is it the Provider role you are not enjoying or is it the fact that it is Outpatient? Are you wanting more one on one time with patients? Or is it more that you want to be involved in treating higher acuity patients?
Just trying to help you process.
Thanks for asking such good questions! I personally miss the one on one time with people, and want to treat higher acuity patients. Even though I haven't done inpatient RN work outside of clinicals, I really do miss being a floor nurse. I'm hesitant to want to work inpatient as a provider though, I know I'd want to shadow or at least speak with NP's working inpatient before I sell myself into doing it.
It might be that I'm just frustrated with primary care in a community health setting, where everything is an uphill battle with insurance and I'm only getting 10-15min per patient regardless of how complex the concern or patient is.