Any KY practicing ARNPs here???

  1. I am looking for any KY ARNP on this forum (specifically in Louisville). I am currently finishing up my last specialty year for my MSN and will graduate in May 2010. We will 90% likely be moving to KY (Louisville) when I am finished. I have not the slightest idea where to begin making connections/contacts on successful transition (I am currently in Connecticut) and would like to hear from those currently practicing in this state and/or city. Any info/advice would be GREATLY appreciated

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    Joined: Jun '09; Posts: 13; Likes: 3
    Specialty: Adult & Geriatrics


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  4. by   BBFRN
    I'm not an ARNP, but I know tons of them. What specialty would you like to work in?
  5. by   mlajoy
    Quote from BBFRN
    I'm not an ARNP, but I know tons of them. What specialty would you like to work in?
    BBFRN, thanks for replying to my post! I was getting a lil discouraged. My specialty will be Adult and Geriatric primary care. I am hoping to connect with folks in the area that can share info that I may need and give me insight on what ARNP practice is like in KY. I know you said that you aren't an ARNP and that's quite alright! Even info on working as an RN in the state would help. I have not the slightest clue where I should be looking for work (even though this current economy makes it hard for anyone to be picky ) I just don't know how I should start networking at this point (graduation is in May, but I figured better early rather than later on getting the ball rolling...)

    Thanks so much in advance for any info you can provide
  6. by   BBFRN
    For a new NP, I would suggest the following:

    Norton Healthcare- specifically their Immediate Care Centers (ICCs). I just checked, and they need 5 ARNPs right now.

    U of L Healthcare needs a NP in their First Care emergency dept, but it's night shift PRN. They are always hiring for their clinics, though.

    The VA is always hiring NPs for their medical offices as well- and they sound like a great fit for you.

    There are other medical offices I can think of off the top of my head: Louisville Cardiology, Louisville Pulmonary Assoc., Louisville Medical Assoc.

    Careerbuilder is a website I have used in the past for job finding, and it's really helpful. You can set up a profile there, and recruiters will contact you with job offers.

    I hope this gets you started at least.
    There are 2 big NP schools here, so there tends to be a glut of NPs at times, so you are wise in starting your search early. Good luck to you!
  7. by   mlajoy
    BBFRN you are awesome! Thanks for all the info and suggestions! I am hoping that I can make some contacts w/some of the places you named. Since I will be a new grad I can only pray that I end up in a place that is supportive and encouraging of its newbies!

    Are these good places for RNs to work as well, since I may have to work in that capacity until I find something good
  8. by   BBFRN
    No problem.
    I would suggest any of them but Norton as a RN for now, only because they are having some contract issues with Anthem, and have cut back their nursing hours r/t empty beds. Otherwise, it's a great place to work, and the physician groups like to recruit NPs from the pool of bedside nurses they are familiar with there.