Barnstormin' PMHNP 8,557 Views
Joined Mar 8, '12.
Posts: 352 (66% Liked)
I think not.done.yet's post should be a sticky somewhere on this site, preferably in multiple areas. Very astute and wise......I think it is the best post I have read.
I live in NYS and am graduating in 4 weeks with my PMHNP. If you have specific questions I would be happy to answer any I can.
This is a bit OT but Jules is right. My class (various NP tracks) was very good about sharing job offers and negotiations. The FNP's were getting offers from 70k to 120k.
A local facility offered a male FNP 100k and a female FNP 90k for pretty much the same position and they had similar experience as RN's. My job lowballed me below the FNP's (I am a Psych NP). I negotiated hard and had another offer in hand for 25k more at another facility. I did my homework and knew my worth, they ended up offering me 130k with an excellent benefit package.
I enjoy the posts that have a patient that the Nurse is looking for input on from the other nurses on this board. I am always amazed and fascinated at the clinical knowlege that the many different posters have and how there are so many aspects to patient care. I think that is why the psuedo articles that disguise themselves as clinical facts frustrate me so much. I love nursing and respect the knowlege of my peers and do not like to see this disrespect to the intelligence of nurses.
Yes I am finally done. It was a long haul and I can finally say:
I am Barnstormin' PMHNP-BC
I have a great job waiting for me that I negotiated an awesome salary for
I have no intention of ever going for a DNP/Phd
Best. Day. EVER.
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