I'm a New Grad NP and I'm just pumping patients for 'the man'. - page 2

Will some new grad nurse practitioners chime in please? I just got out of school and now that I'm working, I'm just seeing patients, in / out, in /out, in / out (in hematology). I do 1 cool... Read More

  1. by   newyorknursey
    and thanks for the welcome btw- i am addicted to this site now!! It's interesting sire- your specialties listed are my interests- i am on a labor delivery floor now, thinking about lactation consultant, maternal/child health NP, and/or forensics-

    I think the problem is I just don't see APN's other than midwives in my specialty!!!!
  2. by   DaisyRN, ACNP
    It's nice to know that there are still nurses interested in teaching... that's my utmost goal, but I havent found myself ready to get out of the patient care setting just yet. I would like to practice for 5-7 yrs as an NP before ever considering picking up some clinical instruction, etc. But I do want to teach... its in my blood... I'm a natural-born teacher as so many of my peers have said.. and I look forward to the day that I'll be able to go ahead with that prospect.
  3. by   sirI
    Quote from newyorknursey
    and thanks for the welcome btw- i am addicted to this site now!! It's interesting sire- your specialties listed are my interests- i am on a labor delivery floor now, thinking about lactation consultant, maternal/child health NP, and/or forensics-

    I think the problem is I just don't see APN's other than midwives in my specialty!!!!
    You are welcome. Very glad you chose to join.

    Once you start really pursuing the career path, you will find other APNs (other than CNM). Just seek out these individuals to get additional information about the career.

    Good to read of your interest in forensics. Very interesting specialty area.
  4. by   sirI
    Quote from DaisyRN
    It's nice to know that there are still nurses interested in teaching... that's my utmost goal, but I havent found myself ready to get out of the patient care setting just yet. I would like to practice for 5-7 yrs as an NP before ever considering picking up some clinical instruction, etc. But I do want to teach... its in my blood... I'm a natural-born teacher as so many of my peers have said.. and I look forward to the day that I'll be able to go ahead with that prospect.

    Excellent!!! We so need educators.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Siri - had to laugh at running for coroner. In my little part of the rural area, our county coroner is a medical transcriptionist! tee hee hee.

    I truly thought about running too. I tease my hubby about it.
  6. by   sirI
    Wow, traumaRUs. Well, I suppose in a very small county, that is not uncommon.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Yep it is pretty small though we have the city of Peoria in the middle (about 150,000 folks).
  8. by   zenman
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Siri - had to laugh at running for coroner. In my little part of the rural area, our county coroner is a medical transcriptionist! tee hee hee.

    I truly thought about running too. I tease my hubby about it.
    In one small town I worked in, the x-ray tech was the mayor!
  9. by   zebkaiku
    A lot of the job postings ask for NP's with 2+ years of experience... are there jobs out there for new grads in the bay area? (i won't be picky, i guess you just take what you can get)
  10. by   DucatiNP
    Quote from zebkaiku
    A lot of the job postings ask for NP's with 2+ years of experience... are there jobs out there for new grads in the bay area? (i won't be picky, i guess you just take what you can get)
    I just took the one I got. Interviewed for 2 positions (would have been three but Kaisr was 6 months too slow). 1st, was beat out (c 7 others) by someone c military experience for a VA job (of course). 2nd I beat 7 others for my hematology position. Once I have experience --> refer to 6 fig salary thread.
  11. by   DucatiNP
    With 8 NPs competing for the same job, the hospitals can almost do a reverse auction on us (I've seen it done for Admin Assistants at my private college) '$90k? You sir! $80k? Lady in the hat! $70k! You're hired!'

    But I'm worried that my 'pumping patients' experience isn't the type of experience that will make my CV say, "Yes, I'm that good." I feel it says, "Yes, I took what I was able to get, but I beat 7 people to get it!"
  12. by   zebkaiku
    Good thought to bring up though... b/c im really happy working in emergency (even though management can be a bit.. umm sketchy at times)... I guess the question im asking myself is will the new job scope of an NP give me as much satisfaction as i get out of going crazy in the ED 4x a week b/c im pretty sure it won't pay as well hehe. Thanks for bringing up this thread, it is nice to hear what new grads have to say about the job market/situation is atm.
  13. by   newyorknursey
    Quote from DucatiNP
    With 8 NPs competing for the same job, the hospitals can almost do a reverse auction on us (I've seen it done for Admin

    Assistants at my private college) '$90k? You sir! $80k? Lady in the hat! $70k! You're hired!'

    But I'm worried that my 'pumping patients' experience isn't the type of experience that will make my CV say, "Yes, I'm that good." I feel it says, "Yes, I took what I was able to get, but I beat 7 people to get it!"

    EXACTLY my fear about advancing in nursing period- would love to hear thoughts about this...CLINICAL NURSES CAN END UP FRUSTRATED BY STAYING AT ONE LEVEL REGARDLESS OF ADVANCED SKILLS but NP's face the kind of situation you highlighted above; DO np'S END UP ONLY "PUMPING PATIENTS " FOR LESS $$$??

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