New to Nursing Career-NP vs CNS in California

  1. I'm trying to decide between trying to find a acclerated BSN nursing program or acclerated masters nursing program that would allow me to become an NP or CNS. I really do not know the difference between the two in California. Ideally I would love to work with children and I would like to become a pediatric nurse practitioner or a CNS in parent and child care. Does anyone know the main differences between the two such as responsibilities, salary, autonomy, and growth within that field? Thank you for your time!
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  3. by   jer_sd
    California no seperate scope of practice for either both must operate under standardized procedures. NPs can furnish (perscribe) medications, a CNS can not in California.