Newly licensed NP working as RN

  1. Newly licensed NP working as RN?
    I am a recently licensed family nurse practitioner, the job market for NP is not good in my area so I do not know when I will be able to find a NP job although I have been actively searching for it. I was not working for a year due to NP school and some illness. I am thinking going back to RN role and do some bedside PRN nursing while I am searching for NP jobs. I was working mostly med-surg but I would like to get a job in ER so I can gain some experience which may be helpful for future urgent care NP job hunting.
    My question is I do not know if anyone will hire me as RN if they know I have NP license? How I am going to explain this to them? thank you !
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  3. by   BostonFNP
    You should be able to get a job just fine.

    There is some debate about this but most people would agree that you should buy your own malpractice insurance as an NP even if you are not working in that role; it is about $1000/yr for your first year.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    Agree with BostonFNP - you need your own malpractice