I work in a rural health care setting as a Family Nurse Practitioner and I love my job. No, I don’t make as much money as a specialty NP, but I go home at night feeling good about my attempts at helping people who little or no insurance. I just got back from the National Health Service Corp’s Conference in Washington, D.C. and got a lot of great information on how to help my patients. Of course, I am not knocking specialty NPs or MDs for that matter! They all do the job but unfortunately my patient population cannot afford to see them because Medicaid doesn’t pay very well and it’s not the providers fault.
It really revitalized me and I look forward to getting back into the fray and hope to continue to make a difference in my patient’s lives! I hope that you enjoy your job as much as I do no matter what it is!