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I'm a new graduate NP going on a second interview for a home hospice position. I suspect the dreaded "salary" question is going to come up. Would the salary for home hospice be different than the salary for other new graduate positions, like family practice? I am in the DFW area, if it makes a difference. This would be my first NP job out of school.

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casias12 has 30 years experience and specializes in Cardiology nurse practitioner.

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Hospice will likely want to pay 85k average, unless you have really strong experience with end-of-life care as an RN. Then, maybe 90k. Again, this is average.

As I understand it, Texas has no limit on the number of hospice per county, so the number of tiny hospie in your area is huge.

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Thank you! That sounds about average for the area for family practice as well. I don't have a strong hospice background, per say, but I worked med/surg for many years and did end of life care as an RN. I am looking at other factors in addition to salary, but I feel like when you say that in an interview, it's fair game to low ball the offer! I just try not to under/over value my skills while also understanding that years of nursing experience do not equate to years of NP experience. Wish they taught that in school!

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casias12 has 30 years experience and specializes in Cardiology nurse practitioner.

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Thank you! That sounds about average for the area for family practice as well. I don't have a strong hospice background, per say, but I worked med/surg for many years and did end of life care as an RN. I am looking at other factors in addition to salary, but I feel like when you say that in an interview, it's fair game to low ball the offer! I just try not to under/over value my skills while also understanding that years of nursing experience do not equate to years of NP experience. Wish they taught that in school!

Depending on the hospice you work for, you will get a solid understanding of primary care medicine in hospice, in a short period of time. The upside of learning, unfortunately, is a high turnover in the patient population. It's a pretty good place to start.

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