NP Pay vs RN

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    Hi everyone, I'm hoping I can get some answers on this topic. I want to go to graduate school and I'm looking into NP and CRNA programs. The NP program is much more favorable to me because it is much less intense than the CRNA program. I have 3 small children and I don't want to miss out on their lives for two years if I choose the CRNA route. My question is about the pay. I know it's about the work and not just the pay but it is a factor if I'm paying for school and taking 2-3 years of my life for it. When I look up the pay for RN's and CRNA's on indeed.com or salary.com, the pay is almost identicaldde26 I live in Florida. Can someone clarify this for me? It doesn't make sense.
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    Where are you looking? The CRNA salary I saw was 130-170k versus 50-70k for an RN. Did you mean NP and RN?

    Edited to add: there really isn't much of a raise in pay for NP's in FL, you can expect to make 5-25k more. Fl doesn't pay very well.
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    Oops I meant to say NP vs RN pay. It stinks that Fl pay is below average but the cost of living is not cheap. Moving is unlikely for me, my whole family lives here.
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    What type of work do you see yourself doing when you obtain your MSN? There are many different options other than CRNA and NP. Moving into an operational area (admin, quality, risk management, informatics, education, etc) for your advanced education may result in a better salary than NP, and with a more 'normal' work schedule.
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    I'm not sure what you mean by that question. When I obtain my MSN, it will be either for an NP or CRNA. Thanks for the other suggestions, looks like the possibilities are endless.
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    Quote from dimov13
    I'm not sure what you mean by that question. When I obtain my MSN, it will be either for an NP or CRNA. Thanks for the other suggestions, looks like the possibilities are endless.
    There's other MSN options in administration, management, etc so I believe that's what she means but you are only interested in degrees in which you'd become an NP (adult, family, women's health etc) right?
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    Well I'm looking at all the options right now. I'm just now starting my nursing program but I like to know what I'm aiming for. It keeps you motivated and more likely to get there.


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