Do NPs work 3 days a week?

  1. 0 Like many RNs out there, I really like working just 3 days a week. I am applying to an ACNP program because I'd like to work in the hospital setting. How many NPs out there work 3-12 hour shifts? Days? Nights?
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  3. Visit  LetsChill} profile page

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    LetsChill has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CVICU, Tele'. From 'Saint Louis, MO, US'; Joined Jan '10; Posts: 85; Likes: 31.

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  4. Visit  juan de la cruz} profile page
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    I do and have been doing so since 2004. Love the schedule as it allows long string of days off for leisure, i.e., driving out of town, flying for a short vacation, moonlighting at another practice, or just relaxing to recharge. I'm an Adult ACNP working for a critical care medicine/intensivist service.
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  5. Visit  Dutch Tulip} profile page
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    I will work 2 days/week at my new ACNP position (that I start Monday!) but I will be part-time. Best wishes.
  6. Visit  mammac5} profile page
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    I work 12-hour day shifts. Some weeks I work 3, some weeks I work 6, some weeks I don't work any. There are 4 of us in our group and we get together every 3 or 4 months and hammer out our schedules together. I can schedule myself to work around vacations or other preferred time off. One of the perks is that I never have to use my paid time off so I can cash it out at the end of the year!
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  7. Visit  LetsChill} profile page
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    Do you guys all work in ICUs? In school, did you do your clinicals in an ICU?
  8. Visit  juan de la cruz} profile page
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    I certainly do. I did a semester of rotation in an adult MICU at a VA hospital rounding with a medical student, an IM resident, a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellow, and an intensivist.
  9. Visit  mammac5} profile page
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    I do not work in the ICU. I see inpatients to treat diabetes exclusively. Other NPs at the hospital where I work see patients who were admitted for nonmedical reasons (trauma, ortho surgery) but need medical follow up as well. We also have NPs who work in the ER, staff health, geriatrics, etc.
  10. Visit  Dutch Tulip} profile page
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    My new position will be in a 50+ bed patient care unit (cardiology specialty hospital) that encompasses everything from highest acuity critical care to patients ready to go home. I will be joining 2 NPs who are already established in the unit. The patient population encompasses a wide variety of both medical and surgical cardiology/vascular inpatients.

    My ACNP clinicals were varied - CV ICU, ER, cardiology clinic (including hospital rounds), inpatient step-down cardiology unit (can ya tell I really like cardiology, lol ) and a stint at the VA among others. Hope that helps!
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    Quote from saramarie
    My new position will be in a 50+ bed patient care unit (cardiology specialty hospital) that encompasses everything from highest acuity critical care to patients ready to go home. I will be joining 2 NPs who are already established in the unit. The patient population encompasses a wide variety of both medical and surgical cardiology/vascular inpatients.

    My ACNP clinicals were varied - CV ICU, ER, cardiology clinic (including hospital rounds), inpatient step-down cardiology unit (can ya tell I really like cardiology, lol ) and a stint at the VA among others. Hope that helps!
    So cool. Exactly how I've envisioned my career. I'd imagine that those jobs are scarce though.


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