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PMHNP- Salary expectations - page 3

Hi Guys, I am currently enrolled in a PMHNP program. I was wondering what my realistic salary expectations should be? I am willing to relocate to just about anymore (preferably warm!) I search... Read More

  1. Visit  AnnyLPC profile page
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    Why can nurses be so catty towards each other? Maybe there should be more psychiatric professionals. So disappointing.
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  2. Visit  Rubies1957 profile page
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    You are so right! I am a PMHNP-BC and making more money than I ever dreamed possible!
  3. Visit  LPC2RN profile page
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    Megan,

    I am interested in your progress. It has been a couple of years since you created this post? Have you accepted a position? Was the compensation favorable? Thanks.
  4. Visit  wayemika profile page
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    I'm a a Psych RN and everyone has been telling me to do family NP instead because pay for us has dropped in our area of the country and jobs are hard to come by, But I love psych nursing so I decided to do psych NP so I can do the Job I love. Money isn't everything for sure. and with Obama increasing mental health funding it should get better.
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  5. Visit  PT, MSN, PMHNP-BC profile page
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    Just FYI, must psychiatric mental health NPs in Southern California will make well over 140k+ annually, some even over 200k. Again, as others have stated, it is always good to do what you love. I for one, love being a PMHNP. Making extra money on the side is an added perk as well.
  6. Visit  letsjustchill profile page
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    I see quite a bit of discrepancy in the messages posted on this forum. I for one am a Southern California PMHNP-BC who recently graduated. Certain areas in California have a much higher demand for nurse practitioners than others. My starting salary was $125k a year, which is about $10-$20k a year more than the majority of my classmates make but all are over $100k. I have not seen any PMHNP's making $200k a year from one job, regardless of experience and or location. That's not to say it isn't possible to make that much money but I personally have not seen anyone even come close.

    In response to the very first post from years ago. I love what I do, and I knew from my very first rotation in psych while in my BSN program that ultimately this is where I wanted to end up. If you have a passion for this, I say follow your heart. It takes a special person to work in this area. Clients are difficult at times, some spend 30 minutes on the internet and assume they already know more than you, while others are just drug seeking. However, when you are able to help someone truly turn their life around, help someone to function better in society, help them sleep better, eat better, control the voices they hear more, or help to prevent someone from hurting themselves; then the juice is worth the squeeze. This position is hard, we aren't always accepted readily, and people constantly refer to us as PA's (ughhh), but at the end of the day I love what I do and I hope you will too.

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