Why you shouldn't become a nurse practitioner - page 6

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. by   v101ick
    Most of what is stated has merit. I am a recent graduate with 22 years ICU/ER/Psych experience and here is what I have learned in my first year of practice:
    1. Brick and mortar schools for FNP's are preferred and expensive: 84,000.00 in loans!!!!
    2. Pay sucks
    3. Responsibilities are huge, and benefits are sad.

    I was better off debt free as a bedside nurse making 45.00/hour with benefits and breaks. Thats sad too, because now I am an 'over educated' "Nurse"