Why you shouldn't become a nurse practitioner - page 5

Why you shouldn't become a nurse practitioner. There are many reasons why people should not become nurse practitioners. I will outline a short article stating why YOU should NOT pursue a nurse... Read More

  1. Visit  Sachy profile page
    Quote from Aniva
    Hm.. interesting... my experience through the NP education and becoming an NP has been wonderful. Brutal program though. In retrospect, I would have made the same decision. Wasn't happy as an RN and very happy as NP. And pay was MUCH higher... Everyone just has to make the decision to do what's best for them and do what makes them happy, regardless of title.
    Thanks Aniva! Love hearing positive story. Yeay!!!
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    I think this is a good thread discussing what to think about when becoming a nurse practitioner. I agree with some of the points discussed. I live in California and have been working as a RN for over 18 years. I definitely took a pay cut, starting as an NP. However, I was working a lot more hours. You have to become an NP because you want to provide that level of care to your patient and be able to teach them and provide support like an RN as well. The NP role is not clearly understood, but you will be called a "Doctor" just as often as you will be called a "Nurse", lol. Overall, I'm happy with my decision to obtain my MSN and become an NP because i love nursing.

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