Should FNP be required for all APN's? - page 2

:confused: I'm interested in becoming a Psych NP; however, numerous FNP's tell me that I should become an FNP first. Then I can treat all across the spectrum with all ages. I am generally... Read More

  1. by   maikranz
    Quote from rkmoyers
    I'm interested in becoming a Psych NP; however, numerous FNP's tell me that I should become an FNP first. Then I can treat all across the spectrum with all ages.

    I am generally cautioned about narrowing my advanced practice knowledge and skills by choosing a specific track like psych, peds, or women's health.

    I am told an FNP is much more marketable. Any thoughts?
    It may have to do with prescriptive ability. Some states have CNS and as such, those practitioners can't prescribe (if I am not mistaken). Being certified as an FNP or even Adult would help you get around that hurdle.

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