So here is my problem. I just graduated from college. I have a B.S. in biology and I am (eventually) pursuing a career as some sort of advanced practice nurse. But I am still painfully lost with all the distinctions.
Can someone help me sort out the following?
1. How does an advanced practice nurse differ from an RN?
2. How do NP and CNS differ?
3. Lastly, how does the role of say a Family Nurse Practitioner differ from that of a primary care physician?
I know it's a lot of questions. But, I'm desperate to get them cleared up! I've read tons of sites and can't seem to sort it out.
I would also appreciate any good links/references anyone can provide.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!!!