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JacSeq13
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September 30, 2015 12:33 pm  

Hi,

I'm planning on finishing my Family Nurse Practitioner in the near future and moving to St. Croix, but when I called JFL I was told they do not hire NPs. Is this education something I should put on hold or will there be opportunities for me on the island?

Thanks


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SkysTheLimit
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September 30, 2015 1:10 pm  

I would not put your education on hold.

Alan
St. Croix resident since 2000


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Alana33
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September 30, 2015 1:13 pm  

Isn't Barry University doing something in STX along those lines?


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ms411
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September 30, 2015 3:22 pm  

Your education will have value in other locations. I know next to nothing about the health care professions, but I see Physician's Assistants on staff at private practices, and I think Barry University trains for that field. I think NPs here work at private clinics.


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sheiba
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September 30, 2015 4:23 pm  

I know at least two NPs on island that work for private practices.
Not sure why an NP would not be hired at the hospital.


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ms411
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September 30, 2015 5:37 pm  

OP might be hired as a nurse at hospital, but not as Nurse Practitioner. Usually big difference in pay.


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CruzanIron
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September 30, 2015 8:23 pm  

I know at least two NPs on island that work for private practices.
Not sure why an NP would not be hired at the hospital.

Because they have to hire more LPN's to meet the certification criteria.


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