New Grad ACNP Thinking about changing jobs

  1. Hi all! I graduated with my ACNP in August and started with cardiothoracic surgery group. I've only been there for a couple of months and have been offered another possible opportunity with an outpatient practice in pain management. I have only ever worked in the outpatient setting so this new job is very appealing not to mention 4 day work weeks. It is a little less money but I am more comfortable in the outpatient setting. My question is, would I be hurting myself not staying where I am and missing out on all of the experience especially since I have no inpatient experience? Or should I take the new job?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    As an ACNP can you work outpatient? I thought all your clinicals were in-pt experiences?
  4. by   MurseJJ
    Quote from traumaRUs
    As an ACNP can you work outpatient? I thought all your clinicals were in-pt experiences?
    From what I understand ACNPs can also work in outpatient specialty practices/clinics.
  5. by   Kglyn01
    Yeah. My training was both inpatient and outpatient. It was 80% inpatient 20% outpatient. But we can work in both. I have a couple of classmates that took outpatient jobs.
  6. by   traumaRUs
    Thanks for the info - one of our NPs is doing an AGACNP program at St Louis University and all her clinicals are in-pt critical care.
  7. by   RescueNinjaKy
    I don't know. I feel like you would be burning bridges leaving so soon, unless you know for certain that you ain't ever gonna revisit that bridge. Just like with any career, I feel that having a short duration job on your resume is a negative.

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