Is it true?

  1. I just started 2 new things, working a a nursing instructor and working on my FNP. When I told my coworkers about my FNP plan they said there were hardly any jobs for NPs in California. These 2 faculty members are NPs already. Is this true? Am I wasting my time getting a degree where there are no jobs? Advice please..

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  3. by   missnurse01
    have you looked for jobs in the specialty you want?
  4. by   SycamoreGuy
    Unless you are dead set on staying in CA, there are pages upon pages of NP openings elsewhere in the country.
  5. by   juan de la cruz
    I know the ACNP grads that spend clinicals in our ICU get jobs. I'm not familiar with the primary care/FNP market but I know that there is a primary care provider shortage in outlying areas of California. Obviously not in the beach towns along the coast that everyone wants to work in.
  6. by   reddgirl
    It's definitely a shortage of FNP jobs here in Miami, Fl. I have tried everything and applied everywhere! I too am working as a RN faculty instructor until I find a gig. There is a shortage of PCP but you have to know someone to get in the door.