Hi. I'm in an adult nurse practitioner program in WA state, but plan to move to Pittsburgh after graduation (2013). I am unfamiliar w/ PA laws. What can a CRNP in PA prescribe/not prescribe? Are there any problems w/ working under MD supervision? How is the job market for either RNs or CRNPs? What about salaries (ie. new CRNP, 10 years experience as an RN)? Preferred employers? Would you recommend getting board certified as an NP?
Any other info much appreciated.
May 23, '11
Thanks, Karen. Those are somewhat helpful, but websites only show part of the picture. It would be great to get personal input. I don't really trust salary ranges posted on websites, for the benefits package often adds several thousand to baseline pay. I would love to hear what NP's actually make in Pittsburgh. Also, personal stories/opinions about MD collaboration, and any advice as to the local hospitals & job market.