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by Melissa W. Melissa W. (New) New Nurse

Melissa W. specializes in Pediatric NP.

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I am a recent grad (May 2019) from a Pediatric NP program and I was certified in August. I am currently (still) searching for my first job in South Florida. However, I am running into some road blocks: not enough experience, no positions available, etc. In the meantime, because I need an income, I have been looking for RN positions in Pediatrics. With this search, I have been getting denied left and right because I am OVER qualified for the RN. This is so frustrating. I am either over qualified or not qualified enough. Has anyone gone through this or going through this? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? All I want to do is get my career started!!!

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LadyT618 has 15 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Home Health, Primary Care.

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Do you have any RN experience? Did you work as an RN while in your PNP program?

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Melissa W. specializes in Pediatric NP.

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@LadyT618 Yes, all pedi. However, mostly primary care, but that doesn't mean I can't learn the ways of pediatrics in the hospital setting. 

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LadyT618 has 15 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Home Health, Primary Care.

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1 minute ago, Melissa W. said:

@LadyT618 Yes, all pedi. However, mostly primary care, but that doesn't mean I can't learn the ways of pediatrics in the hospital setting. 

I agree. Just keep trying. Don't limit yourself in your search.

Were you aware of the PNP market prior to starting your program? You may have to relocate for this specialization. 

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Melissa W. specializes in Pediatric NP.

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Just now, LadyT618 said:

I agree. Just keep trying. Don't limit yourself in your search.

Were you aware of the PNP market prior to starting your program? You may have to relocate for this specialization. 

That is what I am doing. Hopefully something pans out/opens up. 

I guess I was vaguely aware, but it was made out to be so hopeful. I have considered relocating if an offer comes along. My husband is self-employed and works from home, so fortunately, relocating is possible if needed.

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LadyT618 has 15 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Home Health, Primary Care.

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1 minute ago, Melissa W. said:

That is what I am doing. Hopefully something pans out/opens up. 

I guess I was vaguely aware, but it was made out to be so hopeful. I have considered relocating if an offer comes along. My husband is self-employed and works from home, so fortunately, relocating is possible if needed.

Yeah, don't give up and I'm glad to know that you can easily pick up and go because of your spouse's type of employment. Working from is soooo convenient for life 🙂

Do you know if pediatricians in the area tend to employ any NPs and if they do, are they PNPs or FNPs?

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Melissa W. specializes in Pediatric NP.

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2 minutes ago, LadyT618 said:

Yeah, don't give up and I'm glad to know that you can easily pick up and go because of your spouse's type of employment. Working from is soooo convenient for life 🙂

Do you know if pediatricians in the area tend to employ any NPs and if they do, are they PNPs or FNPs?

I agree 🙂

They do, and I believe mostly PNP for the specific pedi practices, but I have seen both. I've met with a local one, but unfortunately they aren't hiring at the moment. I've been kicking myself for not going the FNP route...

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