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    New Grad FNP. Work in FL or AZ?

    Family is important. But if you are talking solely about job aspect and pay and autonomy, Arizona is generally better. If you are young and feel like wanting to explore and meet new people, go to Arizona. Don't know can't decide for you. One thing to...
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    NP Pay

    I would say jump the offer if you are not satisfied with the pay. First, unless the benefits and PTOs are great, it is better to start high because you can use your salary to negotiate for next job for even higher pay. Secondly, you do not know how l...
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    NP Pay

    I really think the cause of low pay is multifactorial.” The supply and demand does not explain everything. There are other health professions where supply and demand are quite in equilibrium but the pay is still pretty decent. The example are pharm...
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    NP Salaries/Location/Specialties

    Post-master certificate. In some states, only DNP option is available so you can do DNP with psych concentration. I would not pursue only for job availability though, only if you like it. It has its own stress. Like Jules said, our rate are decreasi...
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    NP Salaries/Location/Specialties

    Thanks. Jules. Nothing last forever. All about supply and demand in every field. More supply. The class size at our local university doubles 3 years ago and we have more post-master students now. Regardless, here our rates are better now but it has b...
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    NP Salaries/Location/Specialties

    Location: Southeast. (need collaterbation/supervision) non-independent practice. Specialty: Psych Compensation: Two contract jobs: telepsych and local contracts- working 5 days per week. $182,000 but I took 7 weeks off (35 working days) this tax...
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    NP Salaries/Location/Specialties

    I am so doing telepsych as well. You rate is great. How many patient do you have to see per hours and how many patient per days on average? I only make $90/hr for contract rate for about couple years now and am thinking that I should negotiate or do ...
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    Psychiatric NP- percent of billed salary

    Try 70%-75%. I was offered 60% in the past but heard that some people are getting 70% or even 80%. 60% is too low. They are probably taking advantage of new grads. Don't sell yourself short.
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    Interested in Psych NP but in FNP prog

    If your states allows, you can just practice psych with FNPs (if you are comfortable about scope of practice issues)- usually the states that allow this is not independent practice state and they are ok with this since there is supervising psychiatri...
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    FNP in a psychiatric office?

    Joebird21, it does not make any difference. The states (OR, WA,MD AZ, IA and etc) that needs certification to practice in certain specialty will continue to require it. It may just give you peace of mind in the other states in term of practicing with...
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    FNP in a psychiatric office?

    Bottom line---This topic came up so many times. It really depends on the BON of each state. Unfortunately, in some states, there is no specific clause limiting advanced nursing practice in within certified specialty, which would allow FNP to work i...
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    Work clothings for PMHNPs

    No white coat at all. Business casual. I hate wearing suit or white coat. I want to bring me to the same level as patient as much as possible to built rapport, which is less important in other nursing specialties. So.. I try not overdress but look pr...
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    NP Salaries/Location/Specialties

    ,No, it is not!! Did you read? She sees 4 pts/hour and works 12-16 hour days. She gets paid per pt she sees. well I just read again-- $220k after tax.. I guess it is possible if you work that long hour and see so many patients but personally I would ...
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    NP Salaries/Location/Specialties

    Yep. Yep. Yep. It's HELL on earth to have 4 patients per hours. I see 2 patients per hour and if I work 6 days per week, I would make that much with CONTRACT, not salary. I am already feel overwhelmed with my schedule booked up. Imagine 4 psych patie...
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    PMHNP

    Yes. But I recommend on-ground or at least hybrid program. You will get more well-rounded education.