new grads of direct entry programs: are you paid as an NP or an entry level nurse? - page 2
Hello everyone, I am nearing the point where I should be hearing back from schools about interviews to their direct entry nursing programs (I've already scheduled an interview with one!) and I'm... Read More
Apr 19, '10Occupation: Registed Nurse Specialty: LDRP ; Joined: Oct '04; Posts: 1,679; Likes: 350Quote from UVA Grad Nursingso, are you saying that a newly graduated nurse practitioner coudlnt' get hired as a nurse practitioner? that she/he would get hired as a staff nurse? or is this only the direct-entry nurse practitioner graduates, who have had no experience in floor nursing?At our medical center, all new grads (whether ADN, BSN, direct-entry CNL, or direct entry NP) start as Clinician I. The difference in salary is 25 cents an hour for AD vs BSN/MSN grads. After 2-3 years of work experience, the direct-entry NP grads have enough practical work experience to be competitive for the NP positions. We have two clinical ladders (Clinician I-IV for most positions, and a differnet ladder for Advanced Practice roles).
Apr 19, '10Occupation: Assistant Dean From: US ; Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 1,074; Likes: 507Quote from HappyNurse2005Happy: At UVa Med Center, it is the Direct Entry NPs who are hired as Clinician Is for general bedside, inpatient care. To be competitive for a NP position (inpatient or outpatient), one needs at least 3-4 years of fulltime, RN experience. RNs who went the more 'traditional route' (ADN or BSN to MSN) and working while in a NP program have that practical, several years of work experience that makes them competitive for NP positions.so, are you saying that a newly graduated nurse practitioner coudlnt' get hired as a nurse practitioner? that she/he would get hired as a staff nurse? or is this only the direct-entry nurse practitioner graduates, who have had no experience in floor nursing?