I will be graduating in May 2012. I am wondering what the pay per hour is for a new np. I would like to work in a small rural hospital as a hospitalist. Right now my program is adult np so I may have to go back for the FNP. I went for the ANP because it was less expensive and more convenient. I was told by the school it would not matter as I could see patients from 13 years old to 80 and up. I am just wondering if I will need to move. I know RN salaries are low here.