I'm a psychiatric RN (new to this board) thinking about returning for my NP. I'm interested in both psych and primary care and am hoping some of you can give me more information about the adult NP programs/job prospects. Do adult NP programs focus more on primary care, or medical/surgical management? Would FNP be a better way to go? I've thought of this, but I don't really want to work with kids..
Also, would someone who has no medical-surgical experience (besides as a CNA for a few months & in school) be disadvantaged in an Adult NP program? I feel as if I've lost a lot of my med-surg skills by doing only psych for the past 2 years. I also haven't been working ull time, as I've been finishing up by BA (in psychology).
I guess part of the reason why Im interested in the adult NP programs is that it gives more options, esp in this economy. I also like the idea of working at a community health clinic or "Doctor's office." However, I'm not a fan of medical/surgical nursing (IV's, catheters, chronic complex medical conditions..). So Im not sure if this would be a bad choice...I just figure that if I am going back to school, it's better to do it all at once!
Those of you who are ANPs/are in adult NP programs: what are the goals/foci of most students? What is the emphasis of the curriculum?
Thanks, guys and gals!