I am curious as to the job responsibilities of a Nurse Practitioner who works in the Emergency Department. What exactly are they able to do (aside if there are no residents in this hospital)? Is it more the fastrack stuff? Is it challenging work?
In an FNP program, are you able to request to do such a clinical rotation, or even in a PNP program?
How much ED experience do most practices/hospitals like to see (RN) nurses have before they delve into the role of NP in this setting? Are new grads hired in one with ED/ER exp?
Do FNPs get hired in a Peds ED or do they prefer PNPs?
What about Urgent Care Centers--same as Fast Track job responsibilities?
What is the pay like in these settings as a new grad? Or someone with a few years experience?
Those of you who work in this field, do you find it challenging and enjoyable?
Jan 26, '12
can you tell me about this residency you mentioned? Do you think there will be more in the future? Feel free to pm me if you don't want it out in the open. Something i may consider in the future too. Oh, and do you think its fine just doing an FNP program, or is it better to look into ENP programs?
Great response! Thank you
Last edit by danceluver on Jan 26, '12