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Joined Jun 28, '11 - from 'Virginia'. Palliative Care, DNP is a DNP, FNP. She has 'Since 2009' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Family Nurse Practitioner'. Posts: 741 (55% Liked) Likes: 1,818

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  • Feb 21

    Quote from Cwoods
    I've read the salary posts, almost to my dismay.
    Most of the rock stars are Psyc NPs (cough Jules A cough) followed by distant ACNPs.
    My question is...WHAT THE HECK ARE THE FNPs DOING?!
    I've seen a couple of them that do well, but, seriously!
    Are there any FNPs out there that make >$150k?
    Business owners, 1099 folks, specialty peeps, anyone?!
    I am a partner in a practice. I do very well financially. More importantly, I enjoy my job/life and I have a great work-life balance.

    Remember that while having a competitive salary and knowing your worth is very important, when you are thinking about your first job, find a practice with good support where you won't be taking home work every day. Burnout, especially in primary care, is very real.

  • Feb 20

    Often times too people do not really "get" what palliative care is; they think that once a loved one gets referred that it is a death sentence and that all treatments will be stopped. Might be worthwhile for someone on the palliative care team to meet with the family and explain the difference between their services and hospice. Have found in my clinicals that people are more open to palliative care if it is framed as a quality of life intervention.

  • Feb 20

    Make sure the attending knows because they should be educating the family on a realistic prognosis.

  • Feb 17

    Amen! Specialty practice is da bomb! where else can could I work m-f with holidays and weekends off and never on-call. Yes, I have mommie hours and I do not apologize for it. I spent years working rotating shifts, missing holidays and weekends and being on call and I do not think i could ever go back to that ever again. You could throw triple my salary at me and I would not budge. The only way i am leaving is if I drop dead on rounds! Money is wonderful, but I like a little life outside of my work. Stella like to get her groove back every now and again and she cannot do that if she gotta worry about being on call. For those of you chasing that paper i hope you get every cent you deserve, but this one may not make 200k, but I am happy right where I am.

  • Feb 15

    Quote from Sour Lemon
    I can't imagine that a nursing employer would be required to accommodate a nurse who is unable to do CPR.
    That is my thought as well. If the job requires CPR certification with the expectation of performing CPR if needed, then this would not be a reasonable accommodation.

  • Feb 15

    I can't imagine that a nursing employer would be required to accommodate a nurse who is unable to do CPR.

  • Feb 14

    A former coworker I know went to Walden for her FNP and she is doing very well, although I think she was somewhat of a perfect candidate for them. She currently works as an ER NP, a large chunk of her nursing background is in the ER, and she did a huge chunk of her clinicals in the ER that she currently works in. I'm not a fan of for profit schools with little oversite, but in certain circumstances where the student has solid experience and connections, I can see where they can be successful.

    Academically, I can't say I'm very impressed with their program. The spouse of an Internal Medicine physician I work with is currently enrolled in Walden's FNP program, and as an older student, she really struggled with the online aspects of the program and would ask me for help. The assignments in her patho, pharm, and advanced assessment courses were pretty pathetic, and even with her poor writing skills (partially because English isn't her first language), she would get full credit every time. She also wasn't actually taught any skills to prepare her for her clinical rotations.

    I'm actually a fan of online programs if they offer good on campus experiences and clinical oversite, but schools like Walden are out to make a quick buck, typically from students that had substandard GPA's for admission to more traditional programs.

  • Feb 14

    Please reconsider these 100% online for-profit "schools". Do yourself, and the profession, a favor and go to a reputable program.

  • Feb 5

    Quote from Jules A
    5. Lastly be prepared for all the above to be useless going forward as our supply actually exceeds demands and there will no longer be a need for anyone to pay NPs more than $100,000 a year. I'm bracing myself...
    THIS^^^

  • Jan 25

    Do you have a solid ED background? Most of the hard core ED RNs I know would be more than capable, imo, of starting in an urgent care setting.

  • Jan 21

    $29/hr--why am I still in this job!?


    Only you can really answer why you have not moved after the first year of exp. The other years are all on you.

  • Jan 21

    I would work for $30 and hour if I could work from home via telehealth. Sit in my living room in my sweat pants drinking coffee while I cured the world.. LOL

  • Jan 21

    Quote from Aromatic
    What is the question though? That pay is awful, i mean especially at 10 years of experience. You know what you need to do
    Yep, no question. Mostly venting in what I hope is a safe place to do so. I know I need to have asked for a raise a 1000 times over, but then I figure I am so far behind the 8 ball at this point, he will probably give me $1/hr increase, so why bother. Starting a new job in September, and will not make the mistake of not asking for my worth again!

  • Jan 21

    I hope the cost of living there is free.

  • Jan 21

    Its like I tell my wife during snowstorms when I rant about why we continue to live in the northeast and not in a warmer state...they have invented planes, trains and cars, so why not consider moving?! Usually the answer is family related, as it is with us.


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