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by amlk amlk (New Member) New Member

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Hello! 

My question: How many hours per week do you work, when considered full time?

New FNP here, I have an excellent job. Wonderful people, great orientation and support. I am getting paid by RVUS and happy about that. However, I have to work 5 days a week /40 CONTACT HOURS. So this means 9 hours per day, since lunch is 1 hour, and I always chart through lunch, as well as evenings after work.

All the the other positions I applied for were considered full time at 32 or 35 hours per week for Nurse Practitioners. I am trying to find the right data to present, and welcome any tips on how to bring this up. I would like to know if I am unreasonable? I work in the state of Minnesota.

Thanks. 

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The issue is not the lunch hour. It is the fact that the job cannot be done in 40 hours.  No shocker there.

You don't say how many hours a week you do work .

If I had to guess, the other 32 and 35 hour a week jobs are really longer hours as well.

You don't mention your salary, or the going rate where you live.

The best outcome would be that the 32 hour a week job is really only 32 hours a week, and pays the same as your current job, and the position is still open.

Unlikely.

If you are reasonably happy where you are, I would get the lay of the land. Get some experience. You'll have more information a couple of years from now.

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traumaRUs has 25 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a Asst Community Manager @ allnurses.

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Hmmm...full time is 40 hours but we all work more than that. 

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Sorry I was unclear about that. I have 4 friends in the same metropolitan area who work for a similar salary, but their CONTACT hours are 32-35... 

This was my question. I understand the actual worked hours are much longer. 

 

So I currently see patients for 40 hours a week, then chart for another 10 hours, about.

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I just think it's crazy that the only hours that "count" are face to face with pts, when we all know there is quite a bit more to it than that.

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traumaRUs has 25 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a Asst Community Manager @ allnurses.

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Hmmm...In my area I've never seen salary figured this way. We get paid for 40 hours no matter what we do though obviously we must be productive

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FullGlass has 1 years experience as a BSN, MSN and works as a Adult and Geriatric Primary Care NP.

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I'm not sure what you mean by full-time.  Full-time is 40 hours per week.  If you mean how many hours you have to work to receive benefits, that varies by employer from 32 to 36 hours per week minimum to get benefits.

There are very few professional jobs that allow one to work 40 hours per week and no more in any industry.  

I get paid a straight salary, with an on-time charting bonus.  At my clinic 40 hours is considered full-time, with a max patient load of average 18 patients per day.  I get 1.5 hours every 8 hour day for admin time and I also work through lunch.  If I am efficient, I can usually finish all my charting by 5 pm or at most with 1 extra hour in the evening.  I usually spend 2-3 hours on the weekend catching up on stuff.

 

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Dembitz has 7 years experience as a APRN and works as a Nurse Practitioner.

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Full time for any MD/DO/APRN/PA where I work is 32 contact hours. We work 4 days per week, 8 hour days, lunch does not count towards hours. I rarely take work home. The doctor I work with stays an extra 15-30 minutes a few days per week.

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LilPeanut has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and works as a NNP.

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36 hours, but I'm hospital based, and we changed to hourly from salary a year or two ago.  There's good and bad parts of that.

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