ACNP in Ohio

  1. Hi guys, just had a couple questions, but first some background for you.

    I'm 26 years old, live in Ohio, and have been married for almost 3 years. I have 2 years of a biology degree earned and was working towards med school. I haven't been to school since 2008, and I still would like to pursue a profession in healthcare, but med school is more thank likely out of the equation for awhile since it would make it hard to work and have kids. So I'm looking at starting school again next year and doing an associates in nursing, then eventually getting a BSN, and hopefully moving on to be an ACNP. I really would like to work in an ER.
    Now for the questions.

    Is anybody aware of what kind of things you can do as an ACNP in ohio and what types of patients you would see? Are there many job opportunities for ACNP's in ERs in Ohio?
    Also, is it better to get some nursing experience or go straight from a BSN to a masters and ACNP certification? Thanks.
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  3. by   tryingtohaveitall
    I know acute care PNPs in Ohio provide quite a bit of care in some PICUs and CTICUs. Some of the things they do are intubations, CVLs, arterial lines, chest tubes, running codes, etc. In two children's hospital EDs I know the PNPs are used primarily in the fast track area seeing doctor's office type stuff. It's a shame that they aren't used a bit better there but hopefully this will improve.