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Why did you become a NP?

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I was not ever very interested in the RN role, I only hoped to be able to tolerate it. That was not in the cards.

In my day, we thought people had to be RN's for 8 or 10 years before transitioning to the NP role.

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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I loved being an RN in the ED. Didn’t love ICU as much but the ED was where it was at for me. 

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PMHNP Man has 7 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Psychiatry.

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I wanted to come in out of the cold. Never mind the other life. 

I was looking for an office job in a role possessing arcane knowledge so my employment demand would be greater than competition supply. That resulted in several choices. Next, I distilled away work that was quantitative in nature as I prefer to produce words over numbers. I removed options that lead to work taken home, calls, after hours emails, etc and I was left with a smattering of healthcare jobs. Psych NP was the best option. 

Aside from that, I considered professorial work, but there aren't enough politically conservative universities to work at.  I'd like having been a geographer.

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PMHNP Man has 7 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Psychiatry.

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1 minute ago, PMHNP Man said:

I wanted to come in out of the cold. Never mind the other life. 

I was looking for an office job in a role possessing arcane knowledge so my employment demand would be greater than competition supply. That resulted in several choices. Next, I distilled away work that was quantitative in nature as I prefer to produce words over numbers. I removed options that lead to work taken home, calls, after hours emails, etc and I was left with a smattering of healthcare jobs. Psych NP was the best option. 

Aside from that, I considered professorial work, but there aren't enough politically conservative universities to work at.  I'd like having been a geographer.

But yes I usually enjoy my work. It's beginning to grow old, however.

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