I would like to become a nurse practitioner but I am in love with the 3-12 of nursing. I am willing to work 40- to 45 hours a week but I would like to know how I can get out of being on call, you're probably wondering why this is so important for me to know? At my hospital, there is a NP that looks like she's dying and she works everyday. She takes a weekend off every two weeks though, she also has a very bad attitude, looks upset and sad all the time and not only that but her hair seems to be falling out now. I asked her once why she works everyday and she replied "mula" which shocked me because I thought NPs made a lot more than nurses. There are new NPs at my hospital and they are beginning to develop the same attitude and also work every day. Are these hours required? I live in Florida by the way. I want to become an NP but don't plan to live my life like that
. How many hours do NPs work?