This question is for all practice NP. I'm currently an RN/BSN working on med/ surg floor my pay as PRN if I work fulltime meaning 3 days a week I would take home after taxes roughly 35k. I'm cutting the hour and going back to school BSN-DNP. My pay now is nearly to nothing. My husband doesn't want me to work while going to school. He wants me to focus and not fail. I want to keep working maybe little bit not entirely quitting. Now my initial thought were darn if I can work the same amount of hours now and get pay twice as much with NP I would be happy. Now I don't know what the project pay is for FNP with DNP. Can anybody give me some number? Thanks!
Apr 11, '13
I would continue to work at least part-time. Remember, IF your income increases as NP, you will have to pay more tax. Most new grad NP jobs do not double your salary. Those extra income you worked during school will help pay for living expense and you will borrow out less student loan (6.8%)...and you will pay less tax on the "little" income you are making... I worked 32.5 hr / week during my NP program and I took out minimum student loan I needed. Another idea is that you can pick up contract RN work which will pay you more. I used to make $43/hr (without benefits) as float pool RN, which is comparable to most new grad NP salary (with benefit).
Last edit by harmonizer on Apr 11, '13