Would LOVE some input/objective opinions from anyone willing to offer it.
The short question: Would the ability to work only 4 days per week (less than full time) severely impact my ability to get a job as an NP straight out of school?
Here's the details, which may or may not influence your answer:
I JUST (as in, last Saturday) graduated from my FNP program. Plan to sit for my boards ASAP, get my license, etc.. By my calculations, this won't all fall into place until about March at the earliest, maybe April.
In the meantime, I've been offered an instructor position at the University, teaching basic clinical skills to second-degree students. It'll involve one full day of teaching, plus some extra time grading papers, doing office hours, etc. The school year gets out the last week of April.
I'm excited about the opportunity--I would really like to teach, I think, and I this chance really just fell into my lap (I'd hoped to apply for something similar in a couple of years). But I don't want to limit myself too severely when it comes to first jobs...I really want to find a great learning environment.
If it helps, I live in the DC Metro area.
Thanks for your wisdom!