NP as Hospitalist ??? job offer

  1. Hi All


    I just graduated NP program, I have been an ED /ICU nurse for 12 years now and I am an FNP . I have a job offer as a hospitalist in CA. I am going for an interview soon. Any idea what they will ask? the HR asked me for salary.... I have an Urgent care job at this time paying 70/hr but its a 1099 contract no benefits.

    I have mainly been focused on out patient in school and i alsways though I would end up in ED as I have always been but I really like to give the inpatient a try.

    Any suggestions about work day, things I would be doing..

    PS its an internal med group and if you think I can review some stuff to get myself prepared or if need to go to some work shops. any ways all is appreciated.
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  3. by   turnforthenurse
    Be careful. The nurse practice act in some states may consider inpatient as "out of scope of practice" for an FNP.
  4. by   WinterWolf90
    Quote from turnforthenurse
    Be careful. The nurse practice act in some states may consider inpatient as "out of scope of practice" for an FNP.
    Everyone keeps mentioning this, where do you find this information? I've looked for TN and never found where it talks about what the fnp can do.
  5. by   djmatte
    Quote from WinterWolf90
    Everyone keeps mentioning this, where do you find this information? I've looked for TN and never found where it talks about what the fnp can do.
    That's because most states don't. But as more autonomy is granted, score of practice is becoming more commonly scrutinized.
  6. by   lwsoccjs
    I'd also argue that, when you do make a mistake and your course syllabus does not include information pertaining to inpatient patients you'll be wishing you were practicing outpatient. Workshops do not make up for liability. Np's are not PA's and we are not trained as generalist's. An FNP unless your school was special, most likely all over your course descriptions and course syllabus state primary care topics and teachings. I wish everyone luck trying to defend you received proper post graduate education in a field out of your scope.
  7. by   Miiki
    Sorry OP... this isn't aimed at you in particular, and it would be unfair to you for me to say not to take this job. Everyone else is doing it, why shouldn't you. You're smart. You'll be fine over time, but you're not prepared.

    Many states are moving towards the APRN Consensus Model (APRN Consensus Model | NCSBN), and I totally agree with it. Everyone does FNP cause "you can do anything with it." But FNP doesn't equal generalist, it equals primary care. IMO FNP practicing outside of their scope and not knowing what they are doing only fuels the complaints of those who are against NPs. (We hired this nurse practitioner, but she knew nothing about vent management. We had to teacher her everything. That sorta thing.)
  8. by   traumaRUs
    aprn-consensus-model-

    Here is the latest map showing the progress and it looks like TN is on the move....

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