are some FAQs about the Consensus Model and Lace.
From the Nurse Journal
Changes in Population Focus Meant Changes to Scope of Practice
Since the FNP's scope of practice doesn't include care for patients with acute or chronic illnesses in deteriorating or life-threatening conditions, the AG-ACNP is the go-to credential for NPs looking to serve adult patients in areas like emergency rooms, trauma units, and intensive care units.
Now, only NPs certified to care for a narrower population focus – the adult-gerontology and pediatric patient populations – can select acute care as part of their primary certification.
As expected, these changes brought about quite a bit of confusion, leading many aspiring NPs to question the differences between the seemingly similar FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner), AG-ACNP (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner), and AG-PCNP (Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner) titles.