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WHNP - Fertility Medicine?

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

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.

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)

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.

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!

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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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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