Dear Boston FNP,
Thank you for taking the time to reply all our questions !
I have been an RN for 6 years, I just turned 54 yesterday and I am in the AGNP program in California.
I am a bit anxious about the choice I made and the job market. People say FNP is much more
marketable , but although I love kids I don't see myself doing that everyday , at this point of my life I
am more into spending time with the geri population as I think they are the ones that need more help.
My concern is that being an AGNP might limit the amount of jobs I can get , and plus when I look at
the job market most of the offers and residencies are for FNP .
The job market here in CA shows that Hospitals require a year or more of experience so this is like
deja vu from when I graduated as an RN , nobody wants the rookies and the jobs you might get, pay you sub standard .
I don't really see a big difference salary wise from RN ( and I don't get pay differential or anything like
that as I work for a private venture )to NP , so I am worried that I won't get a job that will help save
money for my retirement .
Thanks in advance for your input .