What NP specialties are needed most?

  1. And which pay the best? Of course as many of you know my first desire is Midwifery but to be honest the pay and liability put me off. My other choices would be cardiology, woman's health or A&E. I would be interested in family but there seems to be a abundance of them in the US. How about in the UK? I am planning on doing a master's. I have also thought about education but again the pay is so dismal in the US for nursing instructors. No interest in management. Been there done that in the non-nursing world and like to work with people. Not be hated by them. :uhoh21:
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    Former School teacher heading back to finish nursing school

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  3. by   karenG
    midwifes are not nurse practitioners. most nurse practitioners here tend to be in general practice- what you call family health. there are some secondary care NP's but not in the sense you understand it. take a look at the nurse practitioner web site..
    www.nursepractitioner.org.uk I think!

    Karen
  4. by   ayndim
    Thanks for the great website. Do you know how hard it would be for a FNP/PNP from the US to work there?

    Also, when they say x number of years post-reg is that RN or NP?
  5. by   madwife2002
    Please tell me what a FNP/PNP means, sorry not up to date on all abreviations.

    They would mean RN.
  6. by   Kaylesh
    Quote from madwife2002
    Please tell me what a FNP/PNP means, sorry not up to date on all abreviations.

    They would mean RN.
    I think they mean FNP(Family Nurse Practictioner)
    and PNP(Paediatric Nurse Practicioner)
    Someone by all means correct me if i'm wrong. :-)
    Kaylesh
  7. by   madwife2002
    Quote from Kaylesh
    I think they mean FNP(Family Nurse Practictioner)
    and PNP(Paediatric Nurse Practicioner)
    Someone by all means correct me if i'm wrong. :-)
    Kaylesh
    thanks :chuckle . Makes sense now lol
  8. by   karenG
    Quote from ayndim
    Thanks for the great website. Do you know how hard it would be for a FNP/PNP from the US to work there?

    Also, when they say x number of years post-reg is that RN or NP?
    its usually post RN. you should ideally have some post registration experiance before going on to undertake NP training.

    karen
  9. by   ayndim
    Quote from karenG
    its usually post RN. you should ideally have some post registration experiance before going on to undertake NP training.

    karen
    Thanks. I always thought it was a requirement to have RN experience first over here. I could be wrong as I have mostly looked into midwifery and not nurse practioner. I do know our NICU NP's need 2 years experience now (used to be 1 year).

    Do you think if I was coming over to the UK that it would be better to do the NP qualification over there?

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