Hello, I am currently enrolled in a DNP-FNP program and my school offers a dual certificate program. I am thinking of applying to the FNP/AGACNP program. My question to any dual certificate practitioners out there is:
1. Is the dual certificate really worth going to school for an extra semester, spending more money?
2. Will I be required to work in two different settings (ex: clinic and hospital) in order to meet the requirements for the board of nursing?
My reason for wanting to have both certificates is because I'm not sure if I would want to practice in the clinic during the entire course of my career. I would also like to experience working as a practitioner in the hospital setting as well. I was once told by an NP that most hospitals aren't hiring FNP's anymore, they're looking more for AGACNP or ACNP (or at least in my state which is GA). But anyways, any advice will help out, thanks!