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canchaser has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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So I've been offered a new NP job with a substantial raise. My hold up is I like my job now... Would it be appropriate to ask for a day of shadowing the lead NP to ensure I might like the job? Benefits are comparable. Hours will be 1p to 1 am, not my favorite but for $15 more an hour I could do it.

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canchaser

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BCgradnurse has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in allergy and asthma, urgent care.

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I think it's totally appropriate, and a smart thing to do. It will help you get a sense of what the job is, so you can see if making the move is the right thing to do. Best of luck with your decision.

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PG2018 specializes in Outpatient Psychiatry.

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I'd look for shadowing at one and if unable to oblige ask for a thorough walk through of the work environment and a meet and greet for those who are there to supervise, manage, and facilitate. I'd then follow-up with a request for a raise at your present employer.

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canchaser has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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Follow up with a raise?? I don't like negotiating, but that's what current co-workers had mentioned

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ghillbert has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in CTICU.

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If you decide after shadowing that you are really willing to leave, you don't lose anything by going to your current employer and laying it out: I have a job offer for substantially better pay, but I really love my current position and wanted to give you the option to match the offer before I decide to leave. They can only say yes or no - as long as you aren't bluffing there's no downside to asking.

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Jules A is a MSN and specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

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They can only say yes or no - as long as you aren't bluffing there's no downside to asking.

Great advice don't ever give an ultimatum unless you are willing to walk which is a good strategy for most things in life not just jobs.

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Designer NP has 18 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Occ med/Urgent care.

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Any updates?

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canchaser has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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Yes my job did offer some more money and they are trying to come up with a bonus/ productivity plan. They changed the job from "regular Ed" practice to a fast track. Not so sure I like it. Feel like I'm rushed cause they want them

in and out in an hour. This includes labs, X-rays, splinting, simple lacs ect.

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canchaser has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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I said yes to the new job slightly due to salary ( I can work 36-40 hours less a month and still make the same) but more so to be closer to home and weekend events.

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Designer NP has 18 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Occ med/Urgent care.

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Congrats! Being able to make more working less and closer to home is a big plus!

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thenursemandy has 13 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg, LTC, Psych, Addictions..

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Canchaser,

How are you liking your new job? :)

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canchaser has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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Haven't started yet, just sent the credentialing packet last week. They expect me to start after the holidays.

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