Oct 24, '06
Hey there everybody, although I've been reading these forums for years now, this is my first post. I too have questions about NP. I have been accepted to a program and am due to start in the spring, but I have reservations about continuing in nursing. I also applied to podiatrist school and it looks like I will be accepted. I know that these are different fields of medicine, but they share the essentials of caring for people and helping them have the best life that they can, as well as provide a good living for my family (?) Therein lies my reservation. i know that it varies from state to state, but how hard is it to open up your own practice? what are the salaries like these days? is the market saturated/getting saturated? Why aren't NP's reimbursed at the same rate as MD's for the same procedure?
NP would be easier on my family in the short run, but with a podiatrist's salary my wife would never have to work again (very nice). anyway, these are a few of my concerns. Do with them what you will. thanks for the info. i've got from reading here thus far!
Last edit by reznurse on Oct 24, '06