If I decide to get my Master's in NP...I am having difficulty deciding between Family NP and Psych/Mental Health NP. Are there more jobs available for FNPs...it seems like I never find postings seeking Psych NPs? Also, is there a salary difference?
Apr 15, '12
Yes. Southern State. Wow! Zenman. Which state offered you that much salary as a new grad? What setting do you work in initially? Thanks for the figure. I will keep this in mind when negotiating offer in the future. The point is that most of my classmates do not want to move or they don't know how to get hooked with a recruiters for out-of-state jobs (coz we are graduating soon but not licensed yet). Did you get offer after you were licensed or when you're in school and graduating?
Maybe job market is a little worse now. Many people are now FPMHNP. And we are only Adult PMHNP because our program is still in transition. This eliminates lots of jobs that require seeing very young kids.
Another point is that it takes a while to do credentialing if wanting to work for inpatient practice or an organized setting. I may be tempted to accept local offer with lower wage rather than waiting for much better offer elsewhere.
Last edit by harmonizer on Apr 15, '12