Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary in North Carolina - NC
Previous experience in a neonatal ward can be valuable for North Carolina nurses making the transition to expanded nurse practitioner duties. A 2011 job at the premier Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, for instance, noted a willingness to hire new graduates who had a strong background in neonatal nursing.
While program completion is not a guarantee of wages, neonatal nurse practitioners with proven track records do ultimately earn very good wages. The AANP carried out a survey of more than 13,000 NPs across the country and listed $85,880 as the average base salary for nurse practitioners in the American South. Of course, this figure varies a good deal, based on factors such as experience. Nationally NNPs with eleven to fifteen years of experience averaged more than $8,000 per year more than those with one to five years of experience, according to the AANP figures. Workplace can also be a factor in determining salary. NNPs in emergency facilities often earn more than those who work in less critical settings.
A neonatal nurse salary in North Carolina may also depend somewhat on location within the state. The BLS lists nurse practitioners under the general category registered nurse and reports the highest wages in Durham and Fayetteville.
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