FNP or ANP for a new PNP? FNP or ANP for a new PNP? | allnurses

FNP or ANP for a new PNP?

  1. 0 Any advice for my situation would be appreciated! I am a recent graduate of a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program and I'm finding very little employment options in my location. I am applying to a program to obtain a post-graduate certificate with either Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult Nurse Practitioner. I'm unsure whether to go with the FNP or the ANP. The program I am looking at would not require additional pediatric hours if I went with the FNP so my real question is which additional certificate would make me more employable? I think that either way I will have covered the entire lifespan. Any advice? Thanks!
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  3. Visit  nitasarn profile page
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    I dont think you could go wrong either way...esp now with health reform.
  4. Visit  carWR profile page
    #2 0
    Thanks for feedback!
  5. Visit  Psychcns profile page
    #3 2
    Quote from carWR
    Thanks for feedback!
    It might be easier to keep up one certification. FNP.
  6. Visit  carWR profile page
    #4 0
    That's a good point. It will be more work to keep up both.
  7. Visit  Tinabeanrn profile page
    #5 0
    FNP all the way. One certification and done! How did you like the PNP program? Sometimes I wish I would have just done that . Adults are a handful...
  8. Visit  carWR profile page
    #6 1
    I really enjoyed the PNP program. I like working with kids and feel like I was well prepared by the end. I agree that adults are a handful! Don't forget though... Kids come with parents
  9. Visit  Tinabeanrn profile page
    #7 0
    LOL so kids are double the trouble. I like kids way better. I am always scared when seeing kids, but if I could go back I would probably be a pediatrician