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by KimmyAGPCNP KimmyAGPCNP (New) New

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 I recently finished my AGPCNP program and I am curious about what to expect as far as salary. I am in Texas and just want some input. Is it hard to find NP jobs in Texas? Thanks!

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babyNP. has 12 years experience as a APRN and specializes in NICU.

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Texas is a big stage. Are you open to working anywhere there? If so it shouldn’t be too hard.

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I have a 1 year old son and need to stay here until he gets a little bit older. 

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babyNP. has 12 years experience as a APRN and specializes in NICU.

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This is off topic, but I think that NPs being unwilling to move for their careers when starting out hurts their and NPs overall salary potential. Doctors just out of residency are often similar ages to new NPs (similar life stages) and it’s just a known fact that they have a high chance of needing to move for the first attending job and will need to make moving/housing/daycare plans- until they can get experience/wait for a job in their desired location. I think that many NPs have this idea in their head that all they need to do is get the degree and then they will easily get the job they want at the salary they want in the location they want- which is very often the case not true. 

This isn’t directed at you specifically Kimmy, but just an example of what we see here on allnurses frequently and I wish schools did a better job of relating this to their students.

In any case, I wish you the best of luck getting a job where you want to be. Keep us posted on how the job search goes.

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LadyT618 has 15 years experience as a ADN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Home Health.

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On 12/7/2019 at 12:19 PM, KimmyAGPCNP said:

 I recently finished my AGPCNP program and I am curious about what to expect as far as salary. I am in Texas and just want some input. Is it hard to find NP jobs in Texas? Thanks!

What part of Texas do you live?

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LadyT618 has 15 years experience as a ADN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Home Health.

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2 minutes ago, KimmyAGPCNP said:

West Texas (Lubbock area)

Have you tried setting up alerts on Glassdoor, Indeed, Ziprecruiter? Set up a LinkedIn profile to make yourself visible. If you're still not finding anything using these resources, you may want to/have to consider widening your radius just a bit (i.e., move, but not too far, stay in Texas) in order to find something. I'm in the Houston metropolitan area and I just ended my program on Friday and seeing a few positions of interest posted. I also will be sitting for the AGPCNP boards as soon as they let me. Let us know if any of those resources have helped.

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Thank you! I’m really starting to worry about over saturation 😬

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LadyT618 has 15 years experience as a ADN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Home Health.

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Just now, KimmyAGPCNP said:

Thank you! I’m really starting to worry about over saturation 😬

Stop worrying and start acting. Worrying will get you nowhere fast. Start hustling and working toward that first position. Don't stop, never stop, don't give up. I met 1 FNP who worked for my first preceptor, who couldn't find a job til 8 months after graduation. Then 2 FNP new grads who I met this summer, at the same preceptor, found jobs within weeks of graduating. Sometimes I wonder...

Go get em girl 😉

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Thank you for the encouragement !

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LadyT618 has 15 years experience as a ADN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Home Health.

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8 minutes ago, KimmyAGPCNP said:

Thank you for the encouragement !

My pleasure 😊. We all could use it 😉

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