moicurn4115, BSN 1,789 Views
Joined Apr 18, '12.
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In my hospital, you'd admit and discharge patients, do H&Ps, round daily on patients and come up with daily plan in consultation with the cardiologists, enter orders, examine patients and write daily progress notes, provide education, write discharge summaries etc. Outlook in my area (SW Pennsylvania) is excellent - they can't hire enough ACNPs. Salary depends on what you talk HR into really - there's a wide range. As a new NP, our range is around 32-50/hr (cost of living is low in this area). We work 4 x 10hr shifts per week mostly, some departments do 3 x 12s. You could also work in a CTICU, a lot of places now are staffing ICUs with ACNPs in conjunction with intensivists.
Job outlook should be good. In the NW, there's a limited number of cardiologists for so many patients. Mid level providers are needed to help manage chronic conditions like heart failure. I've worked with many many cardiologist as an RN, and they just want to mess with this kind of stuff. They usually defer to the NP or PA.
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