hey there! rookie RN here.
i am a new graduate RN from another country. i recently migrated here to the USA and i will be starting my work next month.
i am also a new member of allnurses.com.
i am very much interested in taking up higher-level education but, sadly, i am confused and unfamiliar with all the post-graduate nursing courses available here in the US.
most of these courses are non-existent in my country that is why i don't know anything about them.
for instance, what exactly is the difference between a Nurse Practitioner (NP) and a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)? do they have different roles/functions or do they basically perform the same things?
i have also been surfing the web for RN Training Programs. i actually found a lot.
but i do have to ask. what is the difference between a Critical Care Training Program and an Acute Care Training Program? i always thought Critical Care falls under or is a part of Acute Care. i guess i'm wrong.
i hope someone/anyone can shed light on my confusion.
thank you very much! :bowingpur