Quote from EnergizerNurse
I'm thinking of possibly getting two APN certifications: one in geri/adult NP and the other in psych NP.
Which route should I pursue first -- the psych or geri/adult route?
I know this is an older post but I was just wondering what the OP was really asking about. Was EnergizerNurse interested in doing 3 different NP tracks? That would take a great deal of time (unless of course the OP was intent on being in school for a lot of years)
Just based on where I went to school, I know that the ANP/GNP route is not necessarily a combined program. The students who finish the ANP track have the option of sitting for the ANP boards after finishing the ANP component of the program or
taking up more clinical courses leading to the GNP track and then being able to sit for the GNP boards. Going for board certification in PMHNP requires didactic and clinical rotations in that specialty as well so that may take another year to be able to qualify for the requirements of the PMHNP boards.
In my opinion, for someone who wants to be able to practice across all the above specialties at the shortest amount of time to finish, the FNP route is one's best bet.