I am a new nurse who is starting my first nursing gig in a free standing endoscopy clinic in the next two weeks. I read there are vast differences in hospital/GI labs and free standing clinics, especially the pay. My pay is actually not good (very low 20s), not sure if its because I'm a new grad or its because a free standing clinic doesnt pay that much (no affiliations with hospitals) But what should my pay be? And also, how long should I stay so I can feel comfortable about moving on maybe to a hospital setting?
I am also interested in becoming a FNP and wanted to know would this be considered good experience to be qualified for a FNP program? Thanks everyone!