PMHNP- Salary expectations - page 2

by megank5183

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Hi Guys, I am currently enrolled in a PMHNP program. I was wondering what my realistic salary expectations should be? I am willing to relocate to just about anymore (preferably warm!) I search listings often and find that... Read More


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    i'm perplexed.....if PMHNP is such a great field to go into, then why are so many universities discontinuing the psych track of their NP programs?
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    Quote from Cauliflower
    i'm perplexed.....if PMHNP is such a great field to go into, then why are so many universities discontinuing the psych track of their NP programs?
    I will jump on this before someone else comments. It is because the transition from age-specific psych (adult or child) to life-span psych per APRN consensus model had made it difficult from many schools to re-structure their curriculum. And on top of this, the specialty is unpopular and limited. Most people want to flexibility of FNP that they can blend into more roles and jobs.

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    yup. psych is definitely a highly unpopular specialty, both for nurses and MDs. It's one reason why there's such a high need for psych prescribers. That's why people shouldn't go into the field because of the supposedly higher salaries (as harmonizer has stated, this may or may not even be true depending on your location), but rather because they're passionate about mental health.
    EatYourVeggies likes this.
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    I agree, but making good money wouldn't hurt
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    Anyone know how to check and see which states have the best salaries for PMHNPs? I'm end to graduating with a lot of debt and really need to pay off everything asap. I'm willing to move pretty much anywhere.
    harmonizer likes this.
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    Mzaur, the BLS publishes data on nurse practitioner salaries and concentrations by state and metro area. You could check that out though it wouldn't be specific to psych.
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    Thank you. I did look there but saw that it was only NP, not specific to PMH
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    I have heard that PMHNP are the highest paid out of all advanced practice nurses, the last class from Drexel were all hired making 117+ annually
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    Yes 117k per year, for the NorthEast for PMHNP
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    117k is great. Do you know if those jobs included NHSC loan forgiveness? When I'm done, I'm thinking of getting the 60k forgiveness for 2 years of service at an underserved area, but I am wondering how much lower the salaries are in those areas because a) it's underserved and probably rural b) they know you're getting the loan forgiveness and probably lower the salaries accordingly


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