I am a new grad FNP, just passed the AANP! Yay!
Here is my predicament if anyone can give me some help:(btw I live in the southeast now)
I have a job offer at a community health clinic in Tampa for 70k plus incentives (which kick in after a certain number of pts in the year based on 15 per day), 70k is not great but the job qualifies for HRSA 50k student loan repayment. the loan repayment is in a lump sum and tax free so that's really worth more like $70k if it was salary. I have to give a 2 year commitment to get the loan repayment which is through the Federal government, not the employer, but they have to qualify. (possible 4 10's, 4 weeks vacation, including CME, everything paid, even 2k relocation)
I love the weather and all the things to do in Tampa, but am concerned about being an NP there because I have heard from recruiters and others that it's not good and a few recruiters told me they are always getting calls from people that want to get out of FL! (doctors and NP's and PA's)
Any Florida NP's out there? I had written a few months back about this but now I have to make a decision in the next few days. It seems like a nice place, and glad to have an offer of course, but I am concerned about what I've heard, and also not having autonomy to writing prescriptions for controlled substances as well.
I have a possibility of another position in AZ which sounds great, just that it's in an area of about 100,000 people, so pretty small. It pays 90k to start, 4 days 8-5! it's a specialty clinic, (no kids, which would be nice) same vacation time and benefits, 8 k relocation (!) and 5 k sign on (2 k up front and the rest by 2 years). they will train in the specialty (which is one i am interested in) if it was in a bigger area I would not even think about it. just not sure if I should specialize right away, although, gosh 4 - 8 hour days and not having to see kids sounds awfully nice.
They dont have loan repayment now but have just been approved for it, so can get it next year. I kind of ike not being commited to the govt though too, in case i want to make a change.
any advice would be appreciated. I am happy to have choices, sorry to hear that people dont.
some of my classmates are in that same position. Being willing to move helps quite a bit as a new grad.