FNP or ANP for a new PNP?

  1. 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. by   nitasarn
    I dont think you could go wrong either way...esp now with health reform.
  4. by   carWR
    Thanks for feedback!
  5. by   Psychcns
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    Thanks for feedback!
    It might be easier to keep up one certification. FNP.
  6. by   carWR
    That's a good point. It will be more work to keep up both.
  7. by   Tinabeanrn
    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. by   carWR
    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. by   Tinabeanrn
    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