I'm not questioning anyone's choice of profession, so I don't want to offend anyone or spark any posts of "follow your heart, not your pocket book." But as a student RN, I would really like to one day advance further from an RN to a NP or CRNA. However, I used salary.com (granted, I know it's not 100% accurate), and when I looked at the expected paycheck of a nurse practioner, it ended up only being $600 more than a RN after $1500 worth of taxes were taken out (Texas figures).
I would LOVE to be a nurse practioner, believe me!
But loving a job doesn't pay student loans. So I was wondering if these figures were accurate in your experience? I guess being a current CNA while in school, taxes (while I don't like them) have never had more than $120 effect on my meager paycheck. Thank you all for the help