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"
  2. by   RN-dancer
    Quote from futureeastcoastNP
    I'm not FLEEING bedside, Ruby, I said I went to nursing school solely to become an NP. That means I have a REAL interest in an advance practice degree and what it teaches you - in fact, I ONLY have an interest in advanced practice degree. There is nothing wrong with that. I didn't go into nursing to do bedside anymore than a medical student gets a chemistry degree to be a chemist. Means to an end - it is the foundation needed for the role I wish to pursue.

    Furthermore, I really don't like how you said "disrespecting" bedside. Nothing in this particular post said anything about disrespecting bedside - you're putting words in my mouth.
    My sentiments exactly!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  3. by   subee
    Poor analogy using doctors and chemistry. They go to med school so that they can get into a residency program to get experience before they are free to practice alone.
  4. by   KrazyNurse
    You are so freaking funny LMAO!!!! This put a smile on my face. Thanks for your input.
  5. by   greenjungle
    There are a lot of Philippine MDs now working as NPs.