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by Liz Crotty Liz Crotty (New) New

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Does anyone out there know of any good NP jobs that are low stress and limited to the scheduled hours?  

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MikeFNPC is a MSN and specializes in FNP.

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Get plugged in with your local professional NP organizations, go to the meetings, and network with NP's in your area.  I know where I'm at, we meet once a month, and there are 50-60 NP's who attend from a wide variety of work environments.  There are a ridiculous amount of different jobs for NP's.  

 

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ArmaniX has 5 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Surgical Critical Care.

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You’re describing The specialty of NP retirement. It is hard to come by for many. 

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MikeFNPC-can you give examples?

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MikeFNPC is a MSN and specializes in FNP.

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Where do you live?

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FullGlass has 2 years experience as a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care.

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1.  Sleep medicine.  I was offered a job, but the doctor said I would probably get bored fast.  Very routine exams.  Low risk - no one is going to die.  Patients are very grateful once they can get some good sleep.

2.  University health services from community college to university level.  These jobs generally provide great benefits, lots of vacation time (you don't work during school breaks and work shorter hours in the summer), so they pay a little less.  

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MikeFNPC is a MSN and specializes in FNP.

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From the internet, it looks like you're in Charlottesville, Virginia.  If so, are you a member of the Virginia Council of NP's?  It looks like, from their website, that there are several resources available to you there.  

On Glassdoor, there are a lot of posted job opportunities, have you looked into any of them?

That took me all of 5 minutes while at work to find out those two resources, there's so much information out there.  Getting in touch with local NP's is where I've found the most help when asking any questions about jobs.  Good luck!

 

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verene is a MSN and specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

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Stress is going to vary a lot by personality and environment you need to know what in particular stresses you out -- what is "good" stress, what is "bad" stress" and what you can live with, and what opportunities/interests/resources mitigate stress.  Think about past jobs - what has made them stressful, what has made them enjoyable, then look for a job that has more of the enjoyable and less of the stressful. If schedule is a priority then look for organizations that don't have mandated overtime, taking call, and have 1) reasonable patient load / hours per week and 2) an EHR that allows for efficient charting.

As you look for work always remember you are interviewing the organization just as much as they are interviewing you - if you don't get a good vibe or the job isn't what you are looking for - walk.

Networking with providers in your area is a good way to get a feel for organizations before you apply to them.

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I find this post way too vague. 

Are you an NP? As the poster previously mentioned, stress and "good" NP job is subjective.

Let's start with your specialty (assuming you are an NP). What is your specialty? Do you plan to work within your specialty. If it's niche, you may not have a choice.

Where do you live? Are you willing to relocate?

 

You need to be more specific in your request. It's almost like asking an adult what should I be when I grow up🤷🏻‍♀️😏

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FullGlass has 2 years experience as a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care.

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Another couple of possibilities for low stress and set hours:

1.  Occupational Health, but only a certain kind.  Some companies have clinics at their workplace only for employees.  This can be a very nice job, generally not too busy, and set hours.  The stand-alone Occ Health clinics can be extremely busy, so avoid those.  Some companies are also setting up Wellness clinics on their premises to emphasize prevention, so that would be low stress with set hours.

2.  I was just contacted about an NP job working for a physician practice that covers several nursing homes.  The NP is given a list of patients to see that day and can set their own hours, as long as they see all the patients.  Some of these are frail elderly, but it generally is not stressful, and the flexibility is nice.  It requires driving to different nursing homes.

3.  Niche specialties.  There is a weight loss clinic in town that employs an NP.  It's really easy - just reviews your weight, enrolls you in program, and sells you their food and supplements.  She can also prescribe weight loss medications.  The NP told me it is a very easy job, low stress.

4.  If you are near a military base or in an area with a lot of veterans, there are companies that do nothing but perform exams for new recruits or exams for veterans to certify their disabilities.  No prescribing, treatment, etc.  Just physical exams and documentation.

5.  Urgent care in an affluent area.  These tend to be very slow.  When I was in NP school, no one wanted to do rotations in the Urgent Cares in the "rich" areas because hardly any patients came in!  One of my classmates did and complained only 4 to 6 patients a day came in.

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