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Potential Acceptance To Fnp For Fall 2007

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Hi all! Just some questions for those in graduate nursing school. I have an interview tomorrow for an FNP program and was wondering what kind of questions could I expect for a NP program? I also want to find out if anyone out there that is currently in a NP program, was a PDA of good assistance to you? Also, I have read other post on the salaries of FNP's and I am not fond of what I see. Pay in the $60's to $70's. I am a critical care nurse and have been making in the $80's for acouple of years now and do now want to go less that that. For sometime, I have been battling between CRNA and NP and came to the conclusion that I was choosing CRNA primarily for the money. I want to be happy with my job and I do enjoy direct patient care and teaching, so I decided to persue FNP. Besides working in a doctors office and hospitals, or correctional facilities, were else can a FNP work and still make decent money and have a flexible schedule? And the last question, is it advisable to go thru the FNP full-time it your expenses allow for it or is it better to do it part-time. (I do not know how tough the program will be) Any answers to any of these questions will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Hi all! Just some questions for those in graduate nursing school. I have an interview tomorrow for an FNP program and was wondering what kind of questions could I expect for a NP program? I also want to find out if anyone out there that is currently in a NP program, was a PDA of good assistance to you? Also, I have read other post on the salaries of FNP's and I am not fond of what I see. Pay in the $60's to $70's. I am a critical care nurse and have been making in the $80's for acouple of years now and do now want to go less that that. For sometime, I have been battling between CRNA and NP and came to the conclusion that I was choosing CRNA primarily for the money. I want to be happy with my job and I do enjoy direct patient care and teaching, so I decided to persue FNP. Besides working in a doctors office and hospitals, or correctional facilities, were else can a FNP work and still make decent money and have a flexible schedule? And the last question, is it advisable to go thru the FNP full-time it your expenses allow for it or is it better to do it part-time. (I do not know how tough the program will be) Any answers to any of these questions will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Have you considered a ACNP program instead. Pay tends to be a little better in the specialties or inpatient realm. ER is another possibility. Can't work peds if this is a concern.

David Carpenter, PA-C

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