What are the roles of FNPs in hospitals? - page 4

Hello Everyone, New member here--sorry if this is in another thread and I will gladly go there if you direct me. I have shadowed FNPs and spoken with students in the program that I am applying... Read More

  1. by   mvanz9999
    Quote from pinoyNP
    .... However, both the ANCC and AACN exam will be available as 2 different choices for certification of ACNP aspirants. This in not the only NP specialty that has 2 certifying boards. ANP, FNP, and PNP is the same way. I just hate seeing this happen to the ACNP specialty. That's what I meant when I wrote that it hurts my head.
    Certifications make my head hurt and make no sense. There should only be one certification.

    Could you then certify with BOTH boards, ANCC and AACN, or is there something that prevents you from doing this?
  2. by   juan de la cruz
    Quote from mvanz9999
    Certifications make my head hurt and make no sense. There should only be one certification.

    Could you then certify with BOTH boards, ANCC and AACN, or is there something that prevents you from doing this?
    Sure you can. I imagine some ACNP grads would prefer the AACN certification because you earn the "ACNPC" title instead of the "APRN,BC" you get with ANCC certification. But yeah, you can certify with both and call yourself "Your Name Here, ACNPC, APRN,BC". Ahh, the alphabet soup of nursing....
  3. by   core0
    Quote from mvanz9999
    Certifications make my head hurt and make no sense. There should only be one certification.

    Could you then certify with BOTH boards, ANCC and AACN, or is there something that prevents you from doing this?
    Nothing says you can't you just have both. Just have to pay the fees twice.

    David Carpenter, PA-C

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