I applied to USA's adult/gero NP program and while I have not heard a definite answer I did call the school today and so far I'm not on the list of people who have had their applications declined. They also say "packages" should be going out by the end of next week.
So...I figure there is a fair shot I will hear something definite soon.
But I have read from someone who has been there that FNP is definitely a better way to go and not to waste time on the ANP. This makes my heart sink. I was excited, now I feel like all the wind has been let out of my sails.
Please humor me by giving some advice.
#1-Would it be that hard to upgrade to a FNP after the ANP? I ask because I was afraid I would not be competitive for the FNP because there are so many applicants (even though my grades are good and I have a lot of experience working with adult and geriatric patients I don't think I could compare with top students.)
#2-Can you change your course of study after you have been accepted into the school? This seems like a shoddy way to go about it, but I'm not very familiar with admission to graduate school and the process.
I just want to make a good decision. I don't want to be stuck with a degree I can't use.