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Do any of the WHNPs here work in fertility medicine? If so, could you share any insight on how you "broke into" this area specialty of nursing/medicine. TIA

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OMG. This is so me too!

It’s my dream to become a Nurse Practitioner, specializing in infertility. I applied to an institution (my alma mater and also a school that hangs their hat on innovation) with a pretty solid application package. I was not even granted an interview and the school would not provide me with any insight of what I can do to become a more competitive applicant. I met all application requirements. I emailed Admissions and the individual(s) that sent out my rejection letter as well as my follow up rejection letter. They could and would not provide me with any information.

I joined ASRM and have taken the Basic Infertility Course, and the 9 other single subject courses as well. I’m currently in the second module of the Nurse Certificate course. I can only work part time or per diem as I have small children and a spouse that is out of state for work 4-5days a week. PT and PRN employment is nearly impossible to find. I would work for free at this point! Currently I am working Per Diem as a PACU nurse.

I am am more than happy for any advice or guidance. I plan on reapplying as well to a few more programs as well.

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I used work as RN in fertility clinic in NYC for a few years, I still do per-diem shifts occasionally. Recently, the clinic hired FNP to join their practice. Maybe you do not necessarily need to be WHNP, maybe it varies by state. I know that many schools close their WHNP programs and just offer the Women's Health Cert in addition to the FNP. I think that any women's health related experience would help to "break in" (L&D, Post part, OB/GYN clinic)

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Dembitz has 7 years experience as a APRN.

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Dual cert as a WHNP/ANP. I interviewed at a fertility practice in a high cost of living area, salary was GARBAGE with pretty minimal autonomy. They justified the salary because the NP scope was so limited, at least in their practice. I do have a former classmate who did per diem IUIs in addition to her primary position and was pretty happy with that.

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I too am interested in this specialty! I am almost done with my FNP and am hoping to get in to a post-masters WHNP program. My only concern is that there are not many jobs in this field!

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Dallas/Ft Worth area

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It’s hard to find an entry level RN job. Timing has to be really good. I joined the ASRM and took their nurse certificate course though.

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LuckyDevil2020 has 10 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Women's Health Care.

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On 5/14/2019 at 6:19 PM, jenoglv said:

Do any of the WHNPs here work in fertility medicine? If so, could you share any insight on how you "broke into" this area specialty of nursing/medicine. TIA

Any update? Did you break in to the specialty?

 

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