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Nurse Practitioner in Sports Medicine?

  1. 0 I'm thinking of doing something like Physical therapy with nursing aspect. Any suggestions on what kind of jobs or further education I would need? Thanks!
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    jensfbay has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Cardiology, Trauma ICU'. From 'USA'; 37 Years Old; Joined Oct '06; Posts: 55; Likes: 5.

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  3. Visit  CharmedJ7 profile page
    Hey, someone asked a similar question recently, here's what I told them:
    If you're interested in sports medicine and orthopedics, you might consider checking out the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, they offer a paid residency program in orthopedics for FNPs:
    I don't think it's strictly necessary, but it would undoubtedly help
    If you want to be an NP with a focus on sports medicine I get the impression that it's possible, however, I have no idea how many opportunities there are for it. Let me know if you do learn more though, I was once kind of torn between the nursing route and physical therapy, and I'm still interested in sports medicine.
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  4. Visit  Gator FNP profile page
    How long has this program been around? I had no idea anything like this existed. Do you know of any other programs?
  5. Visit  CharmedJ7 profile page
    Sorry, I really don't know anything beyond that and I just found that randomly on a google search months ago. For any specifics into this program I would recommend contacting them directly. I wish I knew more programs (or residencies in general) but the only others I know of are a community health one in Connecticut and that Columbia's DNP includes a year residency (I think).
    Good luck, sorry I can't be of more help.

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