I am about to begin applying to Masters Entry Programs in Nursing and am having a dilemma. I am very interested in working in the ER, ICU, OR, trauma, etc. Initially it seems that the ACNP program would be perfect. However I am worried that down the road I might want to transition to more of an FNP role, work in a smaller clinic, provide primary healthcare, etc.
My questions are:
1) What limitations would each of the degrees impose as far as job role responsibilities? (Ex. Are there job roles for ACNPs in small clinics or positions for FNPs in the ER?)
2) Which would provide a better opportunity to work in both settings
3) How easy it would be to move from one to the other later on?
I appreciate any and all input.