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What are the low stress nurse practitioner jobs

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I am currently working at a nursing home as a NP and trying to expand my career horizons . My NP friends are working at the physician offices and retail pharmacies are complaints of lots of stress. What are the low stress nurse practitioner jobs? 

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What are you considering "low stress"? Less hours, fewer pts, or something else?

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It seems the derm/esthetics crowd has a sweet gig if you’re into that sort of thing

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 traumaRUs, I am thinking a job that is flexible, no on calls, or working overtime and I get to go home on time. 

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If you can find a FT Hospice NP position, that would probably fit what you're looking for. But, those are pretty difficult to come by as most small hospices do not have the funding to support FT NPs. If it's something you're interested in, the larger hospices (Vitas, Seasons, Kindred) typically have a pretty high census of patients and FT NPs are very useful. 

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a good job would be one with all the stuff you want in the contract plus decent pay. doesn't matter the specialty probably. environment and contract are more important than which specialty you are in in regards to low stress

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Yes it depends on what you mean by low stress... Every position has the good, the bad, the ugly. As long as the good outweigh the bad, it's all good. Even jobs outside of healthcare has good/bad/ugly sides. Research a field you enjoy and try it. If you're not happy, move to/train in another specialty. If you stay stagnant in a position you hate, nothing will change. Do not only look at salary: be careful what you wish for... may not be worth it.

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14 hours ago, lucylucy5240 said:

 traumaRUs, I am thinking a job that is flexible, no on calls, or working overtime and I get to go home on time. 

I work nephrology seeing pts in outpt hemodialysis units. I set my own schedule and its very flexible. There are 8 of us and very little turnover

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Another possibility is working for a university.  Because I am a new grad, I turned down an offer at a community college as I would be the sole practitioner.  But for an experienced NP, it would have been a sweet gig.  Work full day M-Th, half a day on Friday.  In the summer, only work M-Th.  Awesome benefits as a California state employee, including a great retirement program.  6 weeks vacation to start, with separate sick time.  In addition, 3 week paid winter break.  The pay is a bit less, but this would be great for someone who wanted more time off.  

Previously, I listed sleep medicine.  I spent a day shadowing at a sleep clinic and was offered a position.  The doctor who owned the clinics said it is the easiest, lowest risk specialty in his opinion.  Exams are quite routine and there are a limited number of treatments.  Sleep problems are generally easily remedied, it is almost impossible for something bad to happen, and patients are very grateful.  He thought I would get bored, and he was right, but this would be great for someone who wants a low stress job, and the pay was competitive.

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10 hours ago, FullGlass said:

Another possibility is working for a university.  Because I am a new grad, I turned down an offer at a community college as I would be the sole practitioner.  But for an experienced NP, it would have been a sweet gig.  Work full day M-Th, half a day on Friday.  In the summer, only work M-Th.  Awesome benefits as a California state employee, including a great retirement program.  6 weeks vacation to start, with separate sick time.  In addition, 3 week paid winter break.  The pay is a bit less, but this would be great for someone who wanted more time off.  

Previously, I listed sleep medicine.  I spent a day shadowing at a sleep clinic and was offered a position.  The doctor who owned the clinics said it is the easiest, lowest risk specialty in his opinion.  Exams are quite routine and there are a limited number of treatments.  Sleep problems are generally easily remedied, it is almost impossible for something bad to happen, and patients are very grateful.  He thought I would get bored, and he was right, but this would be great for someone who wants a low stress job, and the pay was competitive.

FullGlass, Thank you so much for the great tips! I google jobs in sleep medicine, but there aren't many in my area that hiring a NP at the moment. I definitely will keep my eyes open for future job openings. It sounds like a great specialty to try! 

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