So, an acquaintance of mine who lives in Florida's Space Coast area, a newly minted psych NP, e-mailed to ask for my thoughts about a full-time psych position that she is considering applying for.
In the spirit of fraternity and goodwill, I'm not going to tell you how much the pay is yet. First, you need to be sitting down and with no hot beverages in your hand. And all who take medications for blood pressure and nervous conditions should have had taken these.
What shocks me the most about this isn't so much the position itself, but the fact that she's seriously considering it. Her family situation is such that she is unable to move right now, and she cannot find another NP job though she has been looking for quite a while. I want to tell her that she would be better off staying at the bedside as an RN (where she's currently making more money anyway) than to stoop to applying for this job. But maybe someone else has a different opinion for a new grad in her type of situation who can't find an NP job.
Ok, are you ready? Check it out...
ARNP, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner job - ADVANCED MEDICAL & MENTAL - Melbourne, FL | Indeed.com
Would you apply for an NP job with that salary?