General NP

  1. I never seen "general nurse practitioner program" listed when i search for schools, is it called something else? What would the major be called? Do they cover primary care? is it different from FNP? What is the difference? I'm lost.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   lhflanurseNP
    There are several NP programs...adult/gero, family, pediatrics, mental health.... When I consider "general", I would lean toward family or adult/gero.
  4. by   SopranoKris
    "General" would be either FNP (patients of all ages) or AGNP (typically adult pts, but can see 13 and up). There are so many NP specialties, it starts getting convoluted.
  5. by   SuarezMSNRNCEN
    Thank you guys-- I had a feeling that it was referring to those, but wanted to be sure.

    I want ant to do psych, but I'm finding it hard to find a program that applies to a post masters program-- usually it's for nurses who are already nps. Should I go for fnp and then go back and specialize? Seems like it's hard to be an nurse practitioner once you have your MSN.

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