I am looking into getting my DNP. I wanted to do some research before I decided which route to take. My two contenders are Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner...or their is a dual route Adult Care Nurse Practioner/Family Nurse Practitioner route. I love the hospital setting, but I also like the clinic setting. I live in a rural area right now and their seems like more of a need for FNP vs ACNP. I also like the idea of being autononmous in my decisions. Here is what I am looking for comments about
1) Role of ACNP/FNP, where they work, how independent are each, etc.
2) Although money not everything, it IS important to me. Which makes more generally?
3) Just any insight to being either one of these APNs