I was just browsing certain NP programs. Here in southern Arizona, they offer family nurse practitioner and acute care nurse practitioner. In your own opinion, which route would you take? From my understanding..FNP work outside of hospital and acute care NP works strictly in the hospital. I've been a nurse for a total of 3 years, 1 year on a med-surg floor and 2 in the ICU. I'm just finishing up my RN-BSN, and was looking around at schools to inquire about their NP programs. Not even sure if I'll commit going to NP school, but if I were, which route is recommended? My friend is trying to do CRNA, but I'm just not interested in being in the OR and pushing gas. Maybe it really is a good field to be in? I don't know. That's why I was looking at NP school.