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Starting NP Cosmetic Salary in N.J.?

  1. 1. Starting NP Cosmetic Salary in N.J.?

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    • 100,000-120,000
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I recently completed and should be graduated from a family nurse practitioner program in a few weeks. I have interviewed at a vascular practice who is trying to incorporate a lot more cosmetic procedures into their practice. They were looking to hire an RN l, but I did try to sell the nurse practitioner role as being very valuable to their practice for an obvious number of reasons. I explained to them my desire to get into this type of nursing. I explained that I will be transitioning into an np, when I hopefully pass my boards by the end of the summer. They requested to know my current RN salary, which is approximately 75,000 a year, full-time with benefits. They wanted to know what type of jump they should be expecting from RN to nurse practitioner salary. I made them aware I was new to the subject and would have to do my homework/research.

I dont want to low ball my desired salary because of my desire to get into the cosmetic field, but I in no way want to scare the office manager either. I want to give a fare number. I have no cosmetic experience, just 4 years of ER, but have gone through the schooling (plus all the loans) to become an np.

Just so you know this is in North Jersey!

Any help or even

opinion/guess/thought/direction/advice would mean so much to me.

Thank you you for taking the time to read this :)

Edited by KrispyRN1

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Do not accept less than your worth. You have a graduate degree and are an advanced practice provider. You will be generating income at the rate of 85% of the MDs. Do the math. I recommend joining the Facebook group called NP Contracts. This topic is discussed over and over again and there are many experienced NPs there willing to help you. Personally when I graduate I will not be accepting any offer below $100,000.

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You will need solid local data on local FNP rates and I would add an increase for a specialty, especially since it is cosmetics. It will benefit you to figure the actual billing numbers you will bring in because those numbers will speak volumes. I love your moxie but in the future it is important to know your rate prior to engaging with an employer. You have created a position of negotiating weakness and will have to provide solid, local data. Expect them to pushback due to the initial encounter. If necessary I would make it clear when the time comes that you were unprepared with your expected rate but are not naïve with regard to negotiations. Having other actual offers can be extremely helpful. Know your worth and don't be afraid to require it.

Since you will be the first NP and especially because they wanted a RN be sure to set firm boundaries regarding duties from the start or they will have you taking vitals for the physicians. Good luck!

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Since you will be the first NP and especially because they wanted a RN be sure to set firm boundaries regarding duties from the start or they will have you taking vitals for the physicians. Good luck!

Please take this seriously.

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I would only consider a position that was created for NP practice. Salary would be the least of my concerns in this situation.

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One of my friends recently graduated NP school and took a dermatology job. She said that her pay exceeds six figures, that her paychecks "doubled" from when she was a BSN RN (which is very recent) and also stated that "you can definitely get that" in regards to earning in excess of $100,000 annually if you are willing to wait for the right opportunity and negotiate. This is in the mid-Atlantic, actually in a state that generally ranks in the bottom of economy, income, education, etc every time that type of list comes out. I didn't ask her for exact numbers, but if her checks doubled, and she made in the neighborhood of $30-34/hour, which is the going rate with someone her experience in the facility where she was a staff nurse, then it's reasonable to speculate that she is somewhere in the $65/hr neighborhood, give or take. In a year, that would put her in the $130k range.

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Ugh. Don't be a NP that is practicing in a RN capacity. BE A NP THAT WORKS AND FUNCTIONS AS A NP.

And what is with all the FNPs on this site that want to work in cosmetics?

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On 12/18/2018 at 7:28 PM, Dodongo said:

Ugh. Don't be a NP that is practicing in a RN capacity. BE A NP THAT WORKS AND FUNCTIONS AS A NP.

And what is with all the FNPs on this site that want to work in cosmetics?

Probably a bunch of glamour chicks that watch Dr pimple popper on youtube and have no base in reality of what the job actually consists of. assuming they think it all pays 200k+ per year monday through friday mommy hours, don't have to work hard, everybody stays happy and ugh, people come to them for advice on how to "be as hot as they are."

 

Ive met a few cosmetic NPs in real life they were as dumb as a box a rocks and luckily they weren't anywhere near real medicine where they could hurt people. Well I guess they use botox so that is out the window lmao.

But in their defense we have these people on SDN too, just to a lesser extent.

 

Just waiting for the Cosmetic NP wanna be starter pack meme to pop up somewhere.

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The biggest mistake you can make is looking at a salary alone.  Tell the employer to put the whole offer together, salary, call time, PTO, etc...and review it.  

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