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FNP in hospital settings?

  1. 0 I was just accepted to a nursing program (yay!) and am totally excited to start in January. My ultimate goal is to work as a nurse practitioner, but I wanted some advice from experienced nurses first. I'm currently working as an MA in a private practice family medicine office. I haven't even stepped foot in a hospital yet, but I feel like I wouldn't want to go back to a private practice office for family medicine. I wanted to get my FNP because I feel like it would offer me the most opportunity, but do you think I would be able to take that with me in a hospital setting?

    Thanks!
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  3. Visit  uncRN1984 profile page
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    You can be an FNP in a hospital setting, usually rounding/working with the hospitalist/internal med team if you are employed by a hospital. Otherwise, you could join a practice that allows you to round on patients in the hospital primarily for the doctors instead of doing appointments in the office. I personally work in the hospital as an RN and am looking forward to finishing my FNP program so I can work in an office .
  4. Visit  alwaystheoptimist profile page
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    Thanks for your response! I never thought of being employed by a practice and rounding for the doctors. That's exactly why I wanted to post my question. I know there are so many things that I'm not yet aware of, and knew I'd get good advice from this site!

    Any other suggestions out there?
  5. Visit  teelatice15 profile page
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    Quote from andrea0220
    Thanks for your response! I never thought of being employed by a practice and rounding for the doctors. That's exactly why I wanted to post my question. I know there are so many things that I'm not yet aware of, and knew I'd get good advice from this site!

    Any other suggestions out there?
    I worked with 2 FNPs who worked only in the hospital in our Cardiothoracic unit seeing patients post open heart & they were awesome & actually encouraged me to become a FNP instead of an Adult NP...as a matter of fact 1 of them also works per Diem in the ER.
  6. Visit  alwaystheoptimist profile page
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    Awesome! Thanks for all these ideas!

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