Any KY practicing ARNPs here???
- 0Oct 1, '09 by mlajoyI am looking for any KY ARNP on this forum (specifically in Louisville). I am currently finishing up my last specialty year for my MSN and will graduate in May 2010. We will 90% likely be moving to KY (Louisville) when I am finished. I have not the slightest idea where to begin making connections/contacts on successful transition (I am currently in Connecticut) and would like to hear from those currently practicing in this state and/or city. Any info/advice would be GREATLY appreciated
- 0Oct 7, '09 by mlajoyQuote from BBFRNBBFRN, thanks for replying to my post! I was getting a lil discouraged. My specialty will be Adult and Geriatric primary care. I am hoping to connect with folks in the area that can share info that I may need and give me insight on what ARNP practice is like in KY. I know you said that you aren't an ARNP and that's quite alright! Even info on working as an RN in the state would help. I have not the slightest clue where I should be looking for work (even though this current economy makes it hard for anyone to be picky ) I just don't know how I should start networking at this point (graduation is in May, but I figured better early rather than later on getting the ball rolling...)I'm not an ARNP, but I know tons of them. What specialty would you like to work in?
Thanks so much in advance for any info you can provide
- 0Oct 8, '09 by BBFRNFor a new NP, I would suggest the following:
Norton Healthcare- specifically their Immediate Care Centers (ICCs). I just checked, and they need 5 ARNPs right now.
U of L Healthcare needs a NP in their First Care emergency dept, but it's night shift PRN. They are always hiring for their clinics, though.
The VA is always hiring NPs for their medical offices as well- and they sound like a great fit for you.
There are other medical offices I can think of off the top of my head: Louisville Cardiology, Louisville Pulmonary Assoc., Louisville Medical Assoc.
Careerbuilder is a website I have used in the past for job finding, and it's really helpful. You can set up a profile there, and recruiters will contact you with job offers.
I hope this gets you started at least.
There are 2 big NP schools here, so there tends to be a glut of NPs at times, so you are wise in starting your search early. Good luck to you!
- 1Oct 9, '09 by mlajoyBBFRN you are awesome! Thanks for all the info and suggestions! I am hoping that I can make some contacts w/some of the places you named. Since I will be a new grad I can only pray that I end up in a place that is supportive and encouraging of its newbies!
Are these good places for RNs to work as well, since I may have to work in that capacity until I find something good
- 0Oct 9, '09 by BBFRNNo problem.
I would suggest any of them but Norton as a RN for now, only because they are having some contract issues with Anthem, and have cut back their nursing hours r/t empty beds. Otherwise, it's a great place to work, and the physician groups like to recruit NPs from the pool of bedside nurses they are familiar with there.