Ok, I have applied for the University of South Alabama for their PNP-PC program and I really have only ever done Peds. I absolutely know that I don't want to do adults. I keep being told that I really need to do the FNP program because by only doing PNP I am severly restricting my job opportunities after graduation. I was told the same thing when graduating nursing school, that I should work on a Medicine unit for at least a year then transfer to a more specialized area. I NEVER worked on a Medicine or Telemetry unit and don't have the desire to. My location is south Louisiana. What are your thoughts as far as finding a PNP position in this area pretty easily after graduation? Thanks in advance for your input.
Most of this is simply not true.
1. FNP can work anywhere so if it saturated in one part of the country, PNPs will also be saturated.
2. I am fairly sure that there are very few places that are saturated.
3. FNPs get basically the same pediatric training and there is no difference in care vs PNPS.
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In some areas the FNP market is over saturated already. Just do what you want, because that is what will make you happy. And you are better prepared to care for kids as a PNP than you are as an FNP.
Last edit by nomadcrna on Jan 23, '14