SRNA to FNP - page 3

I am currently enrolled in anesthesia school and am halfway through my program. It has finally hit me that I don't want to do this for the rest of my career. The money would be great, but money isn't everything. After some long... Read More

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    It's incredible this thread live on for 3 years. Intermittent bursts of sheer terror and chaos. LMAO that was too funny. Glad it all worked out for you. I am curious how you make 135k as an NP though ?

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    I work in geriatrics doing home visits for Medicare patients. They are the type of patients that belong in an ICU for the most part but come home for whatever reason so I take care of them. I see 10 to 12 patients a day. Billing at a level 5 home visit pays me $60 after I do the split with my medical director. A visit to a board and care pays $45 and a SNF $30. Doing a wound care procedure can pay $100 in addition to the visit and cryotherapy pays $30 to $60 for each patient depending on the number of lesions the patient has on top of the home visit. An average day will bill out around $550.
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    Quote from FNP2B1
    When you leave school you can defer your loans for a year. I finished with my FNP and didn't make any payments for 12 months. At the end of 12 months you can apply to repay your loans via the "income based repayment plan" Obama passed a law where depending on your income you won't pay more than 10% of your net disposable income. I walked out with $60,000 in debt and pay a little over $400 a month. You can probably pay more or less as I chose a 25 year extended payment plan.

    On another note....I'm 3 years out since I wrote the original posting. I work as a FNP and enjoy it. I gross on average $135,000 a year in a low stress FNP job. I do work as an independent contractor. It was the right choice for me. I hope you make the right decision for you.
    I would love to know what whatv state you are in. Im in the debate between fnp/whp and crna. Its nice yo know you are being compesated that well.


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