Do FNP's really make 80k to 90k a year? - page 10

by mariposabella

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Hi everyone, I was talking to my aunt who is an FNP, but she mostly teaches and does research. She was telling me that FNP's make 80k-90k a year and that FNP's are going to be really in demand when health care reform kicks... Read More


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    I agree.....I think if your passionate about something then the money will follow. I understand that knowing the pay for the future is an important factor into deciding a career but should not be priority or else you will end up regreting it. Specialties will always pay better and most places will want you to have acute care experience. Take that into consideration when deciding to be FNP or PNP.
    Last edit by Dragonfly777 on Nov 13, '12
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    Nurses can make a lot of money without working overtime. I just joined a FNP group for networking and a LOT of them say they took pay cuts becoming a FNP. I made 75,000 as a ICU RN working 30 hours a week. A lot of times I only worked 24 hours a week. Never once did I work 40 or more hours! If you know how to work the system and you live in the right place, you can easily make over 100,000 as a RN. Just sayin....
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    Quote from Mommy2be
    Nurses can make a lot of money without working overtime. I just joined a FNP group for networking and a LOT of them say they took pay cuts becoming a FNP. I made 75,000 as a ICU RN working 30 hours a week. A lot of times I only worked 24 hours a week. Never once did I work 40 or more hours! If you know how to work the system and you live in the right place, you can easily make over 100,000 as a RN. Just sayin....
    If you don't mind sharing, what are some of those system working tips? As a nursing student in Atlanta and head of household, I am curious about how I can maximize my income, giving me yet another reason to love the profession.
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    Quote from Mommy2be
    Nurses can make a lot of money without working overtime. I just joined a FNP group for networking and a LOT of them say they took pay cuts becoming a FNP. I made 75,000 as a ICU RN working 30 hours a week. A lot of times I only worked 24 hours a week. Never once did I work 40 or more hours! If you know how to work the system and you live in the right place, you can easily make over 100,000 as a RN. Just sayin....
    Just about all the staff nurses in my hospital with more than 5 or so years of experice are making over $100K. And this is a reasonable cost of living area.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    Just about all the staff nurses in my hospital with more than 5 or so years of experice are making over $100K. And this is a reasonable cost of living area.
    I want to come where you work.
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    Quote from Esme12
    I want to come where you work.
    Come on over! Must have tolerance for severe cold and never ending winter. Looks like we are going to have an opening in the RRT soon. Though really I don't know why we call it Rapid Response Team. When RRT is called all you get is me
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