negotiating as a new grad NP


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Specializes in Ortho. Has 4 years experience.

Has anyone had success negotiating up? I'm in the same boat as the original poster except my position has decent benefits but the offer was only 85,000 (new grad, 9 years nursing experience) for Lawrence Mass

Julius Seizure

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care.

Negotiating is hard. You have to be willing to walk away or you will never have the upper hand. Jules A gave a great suggestion for a response: "This sounds like an excellent opportunity and I feel I'd be a good fit for your team but my rate is $100,000 a year so please let me know if something changes in the future."

If they don't call you back with a better offer, you can always call them back and see if the job is still available at the lower salary, but it might not be. Its a risk, but its the only way that I know to actually get a higher offer.