Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurses: Salary negotiation during an interview

The advanced practice interview process is a time for you to shine and communicate all the qualities that make you the best candidate for the pediatric nursing position.  While salary and benefits may be on the top of your mind, the interview is not the time to discuss money. 

During an interview at a children’s hospital or primary care facility, you want to focus on whether or not the position and facility are right for you.  If they are, your number one goal is to receive an offer.  Once an offer is made, you can start to negotiate the pediatric advanced practice nursing salary and package for the position. 

It is important not to give the interviewer a specific salary number prior to receiving an offer.  This will avoid capping yourself at a lower salary than may have been presented.  If salary does come up in the interview, it is okay to ask what the salary range is for that particular position.  Let the interviewer know that your salary expectations are open without providing specifics. 

As a placement provider, Melnic Consulting Group has a great deal of experience negotiating the best possible salary and benefits for our PNP candidates.   When you utilize Melnic throughout your PNP job search, you have the comfort of knowing that we will negotiate on your behalf.   

To inquire about advanced practice jobs visit Melnic Consulting Group or contact: Jill Gilliland 800-886-7906 jill@melnic.com

No comments: