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Tony1790 is a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Rheumatology/Emergency Medicine.

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As an update to anyone that is interested, mainly new grads, I’ve battled and continue to battle the pay scale issue for nyewish NP.  I graduated with my FNP 2016 and became licensed in March 2017, and started working three days after I got my license, I have worked in three states, In an urgent care, emergency department, and Rheumatology out patient office.
 

The bad news: my RN that checks the vitals of the patients that I see In Clinic, makes approximately $7000 more per year base pay than I do, that is frustrating, but she does have more time as an RN than I do.

The good news, The job situation that I was able to finagle, as I finally got my base pay up to $107,000 per year after two years, started at $97,000. However I only see patients for four days a week, on the fifth day I work overtime In the emergency department For $100 per hour, making approximately an extra $65,000 per year, for one day a week, so my total is approximately $172,000 per year for five days per week with 2 years experience.

as an aside, my salary was $58,000 per year as an RN two years ago in TN, My education was paid for by the military, so it worked out very well for me even though I went back to school late in life, and I turn 53 years old next month
 

Having said all that, I would not want to do the same thing if I had to take out a large student loan, especially going into an over saturated nurse practitioner market

good luck to everyone As you go about your career and/or school Pursuits

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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I don't know if it is this way everywhere, but where I live, the entry level pay for an FNP is about 20K less than I make as a Masters prepared nurse educator with four years educator experience, eight in total as an RN. The market here for FNPs is completely saturated, driving down wages significantly for the few jobs that do come open.

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