Wanting to move from Urgent Care NP role


I'm currently working at at Urgent Care as a Nurse Practitioner and have been for the past 2 years. I am experiencing provider burnout and am beginning to really not enjoy the Urgent Care field - long hours, upset patients, etc.....along with COVID. Recently moved to a new area and have been job searching, but the only jobs I receive feedback from are urgent cares. I have been applying to other NP jobs like Derm, Endo, but can't seem to even get an interview or even a glance at my resume because I have don't experience in that field. Does anyone have suggestions? Is there something specific that I should be including on my cover letter to absolutely grab the reader's attention?

Thanks in advance!

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Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

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Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 12 years experience.

Are you an FNP?

In many parts of the country the FNP market is super oversaturated. It has lead to falling wages, lack of job availability and a lot of FNPs having difficulty finding a good situation in which to work. 

You may wish to look further outside of the city into an area that is more in need. You may need to consider a postgraduate certificate in a specialty that is in demand. You may just need to be patient and keep reaching out over and over again and hope for a bite.