Hello all. I have recently applied to an MSN-FNP program and thinking of my options for the future. I am most interested in teaching and would like to do a post-masters teaching certificate and teach at our local hospital program. However, I am looking into clinical practice options as well.
I currently work for a privately owned amublatory plastic surgery center where we see patients in the office setting as well as perform the surgery! I have been here for so long and have a lot of great benefits that I hate to think of giving up. So...I am wondering if there is any place for an NP in this setting. I can think of a # of areas where it would be useful but...I feel they will argue that they can have the RN's do the same thing for less (w/ the exception of RX's and perhaps some minor suturing...).
Anyone out there with experience in this or similiar settings? How about PA's?
Anyone know about reimbursement for NP's in this setting? My administrator thought that 'no reimbursement' would be an issue.
Thanks for reading.