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Hi I just wanna hear from anyone who is practicing as a nurse practitioner.what is the difference between FNP and adult gerontology NP.how does NP curriculum works is masters degree a prerequisite if you can go directly to NP course. Is it wise to spend money to advance
When I did my research to what NP specialty I wanted, I was debating between FNP and Adult-Gero NP. I found that FNP have the ability to see children as well as adults. Adult-Gero NP only sees the adult population.
In easy terms, NP is a title, similar to how an RN is a title. The difference is the academic degree. For RNs, you can be an Associate degree holder or a Bachelor degree holder. Similarly, for an NP, you can be Master's educated or Doctorally educated.
How to choose between a Masters or Doctorate degree? It really is up to you whether you think the cost, curriculum, prestige, etc is worth it.