So I will graduate this year as an NP, and I am curious about something. You see, my preceptor and I get along wonderfully, and she has mentioned/alluded to/etc that she would actually hire me if she could figure out where she would put me (she has a tiny office). Also, she has never employed an NP before, and so has no clue how it would go. What I want to do is gather a bit of info on how exactly NPs make money for the docs they work with (this is of course assuming that they are not working off of their own steam or in their own practice but actually work FOR a doc.) My only guess is that it goes something like this: The NP is hired at $85,000, he/she brings in $150,000, and so the doc profits by $65,000. I know there's other overhead costs that go into the mix, but to be brief about my knowledge of the subject that's what I'm saying. So I'm looking to become more knowledgeable about the working relationship between MD and NP in this situation so that when the topic comes up again, I can offer some info. I've done searches on this site but there's nothing addressing THIS particular thing. And a general web search doesn't get me very far either. So I come looking for practical answers from y'all. Thanks in advance for any info. Have a fun day!