Certified Registered Nurse Anesthiologist (CRNA)– This is one of the top in-demand jobs for APRN. Nurse anesthetists offer care to patients going into surgery, by giving them anesthesia, and helping to manage patient care in the OR. They also provide follow up care for procedures that are done on an outpatient basis.
Salary Median: 120,000- 150,000 dollars annually
2. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner : With the current trend of mental nursing, an APRN will offer counselling to her patients in an acute, outpatient or office space. They can help patients to deal with addictions, mood disorders, drug abuse and anxiety.
Salary Median: 85,000 to 95,000dollars annually
3. Geriatric or Gerontological Nurse Practitioner: With the aging of baby boomers, geriatic health sector would need more practitioners to provide care and this is a field that continues to grow.
Salary Median: 80,000 to 90,000 dollars annually
Advanced Practise Registered Nurses mostly have autonomy in their practises and with the current trend of healthcare and a move to age in place for the older population, considering a degree in one of these top three is the way to go.
In many situations, you get out what you put in, except in cases of synergy where you get out more than you put it. So how exactly do you do this in the real world? or to be more specific, how do you translate this into your nursing staff?
Simple! By building a culture of trust.
Nurses who work in high trust level organizations experience
-increased job satisfaction
-increased customer service levels
-higher productivity, less job stress
-positive and increased energy at work
-less sick days
These are only some of the few that have been recognized. But knowing these positives, why would anyone not want to create a culture of trust in their organization to help their nursing staff be their best?
Before I started nursing school, I was very personable and jovial. People always loved to be around me. Fast forward to two years after becoming a nurse, my personality has become moody and disgruntled. When I started nursing school, I was all gung-ho and hyped about the amazing experience that it would be but what I was told and what I actually experienced have been two very different things.
I am very discouraged now and considering leaving nursing. Please help!
Hello Discouraged Nurse,
It is always a great progress when people can recognize what they feel and are able to put it down on paper. Kudos ! Unfortunately, what you are currently experiencing is not unique to you- many people go into nursing with honorable and great intentions but the reality of the work place sometimes beats them down. But understand this- THESE FEELINGS WILL PASS. Most nurses have been through this stage- I went through it myself. It is only a hump that if you keep determined, you will overcome.
Here is one tip to help you over that hump- diversify. I need you to do something different (nursing related) from what you are currently doing now- it could be travel nursing, dialysis etc, but it needs to be different from what you area you are currently in now. One of two things will happen- you will either love the new area or you will grow a greater sense of appreciation for what you are currently doing now.
Please keep us informed on how this goes- I am rooting for you all the way.
What’s your perspective? To the new and not so new nurse, your perspective plays a huge role in how you view your profession. Perspective could be your cup is half empty or half-full
What’s your perspective?
How do your view nursing? How you view it can be a determinant in how you live it. Never allow anyone to make you feel guilty regardless of what perspective you choose.For some, nursing is a calling and they embrace it that way but for others, nursing is just a job and they too embrace it that way. Both sides do an equally good job. Where it becomes a problem is when one side chooses to guilt the other about not having a calling for nursing and “doing it all for money”. Remember both sides are getting paid.
Find your truth and live it. Nothing is more demoralizing or soul shattering than living a lie to impress people that you may not even like!
So to the nurse for whom nursing is a calling, continue the good work and for the nurse with nursing as a job, continue the good work. Just because a person’s perspective is different from yours, it does not make it any lesser true for them.