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NewBostonFNP

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  1. NewBostonFNP

    FNP in Hospital Setting

    Again, I shifted the conversation away from the role I will be having for Internet/security reasons. I was very vague in my description for privacy reasons. Yes, I’ll have some patients in the ICU but won’t be working with them outside of a consultative capacity with my specialty. Nothing hands on. Nothing that will be solely my discretion. A focus of my role will be on discharging/outpatient patients, hospital policies, etc etc. I am part of an ambulatory clinic and will only round on inpatient patients in prep for discharge and I am responsible for outpatient follow up! Please, please, please. I am not a child; no more slaps on the proverbial wrist about my choice. As I’ve stated, I’m not sharing the job for privacy concerns since stupidly made a username with a location.
  2. NewBostonFNP

    FNP in Hospital Setting

    Ok so all I can add is my recent experience: new grad NP with 8yrs of RN experience. I was offered a job with no benefits at a weight loss clinic south of Boston for $89k. I basically laughed in their face. Was one of two final candidates at a large pediatric hospital to be a care coordinator in an outpatient specialty clinic. Full and excellent benefit package and starting at $100k Turned down a sleep/pulmonary NP position interview because it was a bit further than I wanted to commute - it was offering an excellent benefit package and starting at $110k Accepted a job in a hospital-based specialty at a large hospital in Boston with an excellent benefit package starting at $112k full time. All of these are great jobs that are paying over the average new grad salary for my area. Despite being in an area with many NP programs. I looked for work for 3 weeks - 15 months out from graduation and had enough interviews to fill my plate (more opportunities than listed above). I had ample opportunity for a high paying job. So it seems that is in contrast to the above for my area. So if the hospitals are still offering this much and have a wide pool to choose from, why hire people outside of their scope? (again, asking respectfully so we can have an enlightening dialogue)
  3. NewBostonFNP

    FNP in Hospital Setting

    I think you have a very valid argument. I have hesitated to respond because I don’t feel comfortable saying what I’ll be hired to do given that my username states my location. I truly feel as if I’ll be within scope given what the job is, but I’m failing to provide details because I’m paranoid about internet stuff. That being said, the responses have been great and I will certainly be reviewing my state guidelines and comparing them to practice guidelines. I will keep these guidelines in my mind during the orientation process to ensure that I am right with regard to my thought that the specific thing I’ll be doing is truly within scope. But again, it’s specific enough that combined with my location makes me feel uncomfortable divulging. As an aside (and not specific to me), I have been looking at all jobs offered for NPs in my job search (which encompasses a majority of Massachusetts and Rhode Island) and every single inpatient role offered is looking for an FNP, PNP or PA. Very few of them include acute care NPs (although I have seen that sometimes). Some of the more acute jobs are requiring either acute care NP experience or RN experience in the ICU. Obviously the onus is on the NP to protect their own license, but it also seems to me that if every single hospital is hiring this type of practitioner for this type of role, it must have some level of acceptability and pass some state litmus test where guidelines and scope are concerned? It is every single hospital. Every single one. I put the above thought out there to evoke a thoughtful dialogue on the subject.
  4. NewBostonFNP

    FNP in Hospital Setting

    I mean, instead of a snarky gif, perhaps you could be helpful and use your actual, adult words and elaborate on what you are saying here? I did not ever work in a hospital as an RN so this is foreign to me on every level and I am asking for guidance/advice...not gifs.
  5. NewBostonFNP

    FNP in Hospital Setting

    Yes it’s a speciality, not a hospitalist-type job. I will be rounding on ICU patients but in a largely consultative role for the specialty - so, not responsible for day-to-day care, but rather consultative for things like vent weans, etc. I feel like this would fall in scope given the nature of the job in the hospital. But not sure if there is a type of insurance more suited for hospital v primary care role.
  6. NewBostonFNP

    FNP in Hospital Setting

    Hi, I just accepted my first job as an FNP in a hospital setting. I'll be rounding on all patients in the hospital that will be on my service. Is there a specific personal malpractice insurance I should have? Certain criteria it should meet? I basically know nothing about this as I've been a home health RN for 8 years. Thanks!
  7. NewBostonFNP

    Passed AANP on Monday...I Have Questions!

    Thanks for this! A specialty does sound super interesting to me. I did a clinical rotation in a Minute Clinic and felt like it wouldn't be a good learning environment since you are solo after 3 weeks.
  8. NewBostonFNP

    Passed AANP on Monday...I Have Questions!

    Hi! I took the AANP as an FNP on Monday and I have a "preliminary pass." I have a few questions: 1) What licenses should I obtain now and what should I wait for a potential future employee to pay for (no jobs on the horizon currently)? 2) Are there any particularly useful websites for drafting a resume as an APRN? 3) What should I negotiate for at interviews? Are there any things I should supply for myself - like an additional malpractice insurance, etc? And, finally: 4) I grew to dislike primary care during my clinicals. At this point in my life, with small children, I am looking for a job that allows for the most flexibility while also maximizing pay - can anyone point me in that direction? Are there any online institutions that would hire an MSN for courses as a supplemental income I could pick up? Thanks!
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