Quote from rfis95
Thanks for the response Siri. I think part of the problem is that I am unable to find a comprehensive list of job functions for both ACNP and FNP. Obviously they will very dramatically depending on where you work. Can you tell me what types of things an ACNP can do that FNP cannot do? Would a FNP be just as suited as an ACNP to work in acute care?
The answer to the last question is, yes....the FNP is just as suited as the ACNP to work in acute care. I do acute care. I take ER call frequently and am utilized as the sole health care provider in this acute care setting. The ACNP and FNP overlap in many ways. I manage my patients in the ICU/CCU setting.
I know of several ACNP (not in my area) who are employed in the hospital setting.....ICU, CCU. I have 2 friends, ACNP, who work in a large cardiology practice. So, I suppose my experience with the ACNP is in the post surgical/cardiac settings.
I do everything in family practice from birth to death and all in between, acute, chronic, etc. I am also certified as OB-GN NP as well as FNP. But, as I have said before, the former role was too narrow and the latter much more marketable.
The role of ACNP and FNP overlap in many areas.
Hope this helps.