Is it possible to become ACNP after FNP?

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    Questions for NPs in practice maybe or maybe not already have done so in this route. I will be starting my BSN-DNP in May in Family Practice three years program, my question is can one still able to obtain ACNP after FNP? I want both. If I can, do I have go through another ACNP program? How does that work? Thanks in advance for your information.

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    Quote from Born_2BRN
    Questions for NPs in practice maybe or maybe not already have done so in this route. I will be starting my BSN-DNP in May in Family Practice three years program, my question is can one still able to obtain ACNP after FNP? I want both. If I can, do I have go through another ACNP program? How does that work? Thanks in advance for your information.
    Yes you can obtain both, and any number of NP certifications you choose to obtain. Once you have your FNP you should be able to enroll in a post-master's ACNP program, that way you do not have to retake your core graduate level classes like research. Keep in mind that if you are not working in an area where you use both, you could risk not having enough hours in one area to be able to renew your license. I am currently in an FNP program and planning on doing a post-masters ACNP after I graduate, but seeing how being a ER mid-level would be my dream I would be using both.
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    That's good to hear. I would like the flexible of working both places outpatient and in hospital. Do you know how much more schooling is one anticipated to obtain second certificate?
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    Hate to derail the thread but I am ROTFL at the misspelling of the word possible in the title of this thread.
    Aurora77 and myelin like this.
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    Quote from ChristineN

    Yes you can obtain both, and any number of NP certifications you choose to obtain. Once you have your FNP you should be able to enroll in a post-master's ACNP program, that way you do not have to retake your core graduate level classes like research. Keep in mind that if you are not working in an area where you use both, you could risk not having enough hours in one area to be able to renew your license. I am currently in an FNP program and planning on doing a post-masters ACNP after I graduate, but seeing how being a ER mid-level would be my dream I would be using both.
    Be careful throwing around the "mid-level". There are lots of folks that would send you packing for that
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    Quote from SycamoreStudent
    Hate to derail the thread but I am ROTFL at the misspelling of the word possible in the title of this thread.
    Oh geez!
    Last edit by Born_2BRN on Apr 6, '13
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    Quote from SycamoreStudent
    Hate to derail the thread but I am ROTFL at the misspelling of the word possible in the title of this thread.
    Oh lol! I wasn't aware I misspelled it. Thanks for brought that out to my attention.
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    Title has been edited. LOL
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    Quote from Born_2BRN
    That's good to hear. I would like the flexible of working both places outpatient and in hospital. Do you know how much more schooling is one anticipated to obtain second certificate?
    Generally, somewhere in the neighborhood of 16 to 20 credit hours.
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    would one recommend getting their FNP first or ACNP first?


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