NP market?

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    Hello All!
    I'm fairly new to this forum, so forgive me if question like this had been discussed here before. I've heard from several of my friends (mostly ANPs) that the market for NP jobs in NY/NJ area is not good. They also say that the market to join some well-established medical groups as a partner is even worse. Is it realy that bad in Tri-State?
    Any insight is greatly appreciated.
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    Quote from papadoc
    hello all!
    i'm fairly new to this forum, so forgive me if question like this had been discussed here before. i've heard from several of my friends (mostly anps) that the market for np jobs in ny/nj area is not good. they also say that the market to join some well-established medical groups as a partner is even worse. is it realy that bad in tri-state?
    any insight is greatly appreciated.
    hello and welcome

    i cannot elaborate on the tri-state area, but, i do know that the fnp is the most highly marketable of all np's. i am an ob-gyn and a family practice np. the former was too narrow and less marketable and the latter, much more suited for my area.

    siri, crnp, clnc, rlnc
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    HI Siri!
    Thanks for your quick repply. I also thought about FNP track, but I think it would be highly inpractical one for me. I am a guy. Of course the argument could be made that there are lots of male OB/GYN docs outhere, but honestly I do not see myself treating mother/baby, or anyone before age of 12 for that matter. I admit that I may an ignoramus about it. Please correct me if I'm wrong. But because I also hold license in acupuncture, I thought neuro and rehab areas would be of great interest to me. But come to think of it I do treat multiple GYN disorders, and even fetal malposition with Oriental Medicine.
    Anyway, Thanks very much
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    Quote from Papadoc
    HI Siri!
    Thanks for your quick repply. I also thought about FNP track, but I think it would be highly inpractical one for me. I am a guy. Of course the argument could be made that there are lots of male OB/GYN docs outhere, but honestly I do not see myself treating mother/baby, or anyone before age of 12 for that matter. I admit that I may an ignoramus about it. Please correct me if I'm wrong. But because I also hold license in acupuncture, I thought neuro and rehab areas would be of great interest to me. But come to think of it I do treat multiple GYN disorders, and even fetal malposition with Oriental Medicine.
    Anyway, Thanks very much
    I was saying that an OB-GYN NP is a VERY narrow career choice.

    The FNP (family nurse practitioner) is the most marketable choice. You can treat the individual from birth through death and everything in between.


    That is why I am both.....OB-GYN AND family practice NP. I can focus on the mom and/or baby AND the rest of the client population.

    Siri
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    Quote from Papadoc
    Hello All!
    I'm fairly new to this forum, so forgive me if question like this had been discussed here before. I've heard from several of my friends (mostly ANPs) that the market for NP jobs in NY/NJ area is not good. They also say that the market to join some well-established medical groups as a partner is even worse. Is it realy that bad in Tri-State?
    Any insight is greatly appreciated.
    Hello,

    Cooper, underwood, lady lords, and others are hiring pas and nps to their facilities. Numerous hospitals in NJ are going toward the nps and pas....it is a slow process. My friends who are NPs were recent hire and the pas as well. Therefore, you have to look for the jobs and market yourself to the employer. It may be successful for you.

    I know the market is flooded by FNPs and PAs who are in primary health. I decided to go AcuteNP because it will help me to land a job in the er and open other opportunities for me.

    Lastly, it depends of the location you may want to work in and there are locations no one wants to work in. Those are the areas you should look at for a start and work your way down to the area you like to be in. I know I am going to a city that will offer me skills, knowledge, multiculture, and seeing a variety of injuries.

    Good Luck,
    Buttons
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    It does seem that the market is flooded with FNPs but I wonder if this is just in certain areas. I mean NPs are still in high demand and will continue to be for at least 10 more years right? Probably the rural areas are still badly needing FNPs and some of the metropolitan cities have too many?
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    Quote from zacarias
    It does seem that the market is flooded with FNPs but I wonder if this is just in certain areas. I mean NPs are still in high demand and will continue to be for at least 10 more years right? Probably the rural areas are still badly needing FNPs and some of the metropolitan cities have too many?
    Not an FNP (yet) but I think you hit the nail on the head! I think rural areas are in many cases desperate for PCPs, whether MD, NP, PA...Why else would the National Health Service Corps exist? Of course, they do have placements in inner cities as well, but I know the majority of their need is rural. I think if you're not real picky about where you want to live and are willing to relocate, there are an abundance of NP positions out there...Also, if you're willing to work with more challenging populations you probably have more options. Just my thoughts.
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    From my job hunting experience, it seems that Florida is in great need for NPs and since there are so many retirees there, ANPs are more marketable. I don't know about too many FNPs, though. In my area, those are the only positions out there.
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    Welcome to the family of allnurses. Good luck to you. :wink2:
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    Quote from siri
    I was saying that an OB-GYN NP is a VERY narrow career choice.

    The FNP (family nurse practitioner) is the most marketable choice. You can treat the individual from birth through death and everything in between.


    That is why I am both.....OB-GYN AND family practice NP. I can focus on the mom and/or baby AND the rest of the client population.

    Siri
    Hello Siri,

    Thanks for this information. Originally my plan was to pursue the women's health NP but, as I weighed my eventual goals this has changed. Right now it seems that upon completion of the msn I hope to first pursue the FNP certificate and then the women's health.

    It is a narrow certificate for the women's healt, however I would like to become a colposcopists as well as work as a fnp.

    Nice to read you,
    Gen


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