Looking for some information regarding NP and CNS. Trying to decide the best course to take. I have heard that they are pretty much the same and that CNS can prescribe once you get a license to prescribe. Also heard that if you don't work as an NP your license can be revoked. Also seems like CNS are being weeded out, is this the cases.
I currently work at a level one trauma center in there ER. I would like to continue on as an ACNP or CNS. At this time I'm on the fence what to do. I still love the the trauma drama and dont want to give that up quite yet, but know I can't work that lifestyle as I get older and have kids. I think I would like to do some teaching in the clinical setting then as I get older maybe head into a hospitalist group or doctors office.
If anyone has any input, I would greatly appreciate it. To me the whole masters programs is a mystery in differentiating between.
Thank you very much!!!!!!