new grads of direct entry programs: are you paid as an NP or an entry level nurse? - page 2

Hello everyone, I am nearing the point where I should be hearing back from schools about interviews to their direct entry nursing programs (I've already scheduled an interview with one!) and I'm... Read More

  1. by   HappyNurse2005
    Quote from UVA Grad Nursing
    At our medical center, all new grads (whether ADN, BSN, direct-entry CNL, or direct entry NP) start as Clinician I. The difference in salary is 25 cents an hour for AD vs BSN/MSN grads. After 2-3 years of work experience, the direct-entry NP grads have enough practical work experience to be competitive for the NP positions. We have two clinical ladders (Clinician I-IV for most positions, and a differnet ladder for Advanced Practice roles).
    so, are you saying that a newly graduated nurse practitioner coudlnt' get hired as a nurse practitioner? that she/he would get hired as a staff nurse? or is this only the direct-entry nurse practitioner graduates, who have had no experience in floor nursing?
  2. by   UVA Grad Nursing
    Quote from HappyNurse2005
    so, are you saying that a newly graduated nurse practitioner coudlnt' get hired as a nurse practitioner? that she/he would get hired as a staff nurse? or is this only the direct-entry nurse practitioner graduates, who have had no experience in floor nursing?
    Happy: At UVa Med Center, it is the Direct Entry NPs who are hired as Clinician Is for general bedside, inpatient care. To be competitive for a NP position (inpatient or outpatient), one needs at least 3-4 years of fulltime, RN experience. RNs who went the more 'traditional route' (ADN or BSN to MSN) and working while in a NP program have that practical, several years of work experience that makes them competitive for NP positions.

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