Have you ever met someone who regretted getting their NP? Have you ever met someone who regretted getting their NP? - pg.3 | allnurses

Have you ever met someone who regretted getting their NP? - page 3

Just wondering about this. I'm a second-career floor and ER nurse with only a couple years of experience. The NPs I encounter *seem* fairly content with their choice to advance on to NP, but then... Read More

  1. Visit  LibraSunCNM profile page
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    Quote from sunshine-momMSN
    Yep, sure do.

    But let me clarify. I regret my specialty, not the NP. I became a CNM and regrettably, did not do enough research on the job market. Without years of L&D experience, or years of midwifery experience, my job prospects have been very slim, and those that have come about, have been way less than I make as a local contract nurse. Without OT, I make $93K. In hindsight, I wish I would have pursued FNP or PMHNP, and stayed in my native Kentucky (the latter being a whole other story for another day ).

    Now, I am stuck between pursuing something else, or just staying where I am. At this point in life, I am tired. Working nights in neuro for 10 years will wear you down, and fast.
    Just curious, where are you located? I haven't found that to be the case at all.
  2. Visit  sunshine-momMSN profile page
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    Quote from LibraSunCNM
    Just curious, where are you located? I haven't found that to be the case at all.
    The Tampa Bay Area. And really a lot of places all over the nation where I have applied for jobs.
  3. Visit  kywoodrd profile page
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    Interesting topic, I'm in Memphis and I've seen a few nurses that practice as NP that still pick up shifts on the floor. I wonder how the job out look is here....

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