Wages: RN vs. NP?? - page 2

I'm not questioning anyone's choice of profession, so I don't want to offend anyone or spark any posts of "follow your heart, not your pocket book." But as a student RN, I would really like to one... Read More

  1. by   dgclough
    StormanNorman, What rural areas are you talking about...I'm also in this perdicament. I'm starting my NP in August but live in Rural Missouri, might consider moving depending on the cost of living etc but a NP here makes just $40/hr...and thats for a NP with 18 yrs experience....
  2. by   Christen, ANP
    Quote from drfitness
    christen, rn, are you going to specialize in orthopedics with your masters? how do you like being an orthopedic nurse right now?
    i might, but right now i'm leaning towards primary care, hospitalist, or critical care / pulmonary. i am more interested in the "medical" vs "surgical" -type of patient.