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- by f_nurse2b16 Aug 18, '12Will it be easy to find jobs as a Nurse Practitioner like it is for an RN?
- Aug 18, '12 by TinabeanrnIt really depends on where you live...some places are really saturated with NPs and PAs so it is hard to get a job as a new grad. You can certainly find a job if you are willing to relocate. Where I live, its hard for RNs that just graduated to find a job. Especially in the hospital. In the last few years they have gotten really picky. You have to have a BSN to even apply to certain hospitals here in Michigan. Because its so saturated with RNs. Its difficult to find a NP job here too. In the Detroit Metropolitan area anyway. If I wanted to move a few hour away in a rural community then I would have had a job by now. But who really wants to move when you have a family and are grounded? Ask the NPs in your area what they think. It may be a good location..like in Texas, NPs are really in demand. Florida, not so much.
- Aug 18, '12 by f_nurse2b16Oh ok. Yeah I live in Naples, Fl so you pretty much sumed that up for me. Lol
- Aug 19, '12 by f_nurse2b16LiLoRN- Oh ok. Will do. Thank!
- Aug 19, '12 by myelinIt really depends on your location and your specialty. In my area, RN jobs are nearly impossible to find (bay area), but NP jobs are available.
- Aug 19, '12 by priorities2Well, RNs together (RNs, BSNs, and NPs/other MSNs) make up the largest growing profession according to BLS. BLS isn't perfect but it gives you a general idea -- i.e., you'll probably be okay.
- Aug 31, '12 by NewNPDoesnt seem like NPs are in demand as much as they were when I first started my FNP program years ago. And they certainly are not offering as much pay as they were back then. I am actually quite disappointed. Having a hard time finding something I would be interested in, let alone a job that pays what I feel we should be getting paid. All I will say is - keep you RN job until you find a NP job once you graduate. It may take a while. I may be relocating soon.
By the way, I live in Texas where we have one of the greatest medical centers and cities for health care professionals.