Womens Health NP to FNP
- 0Jul 24, '08 by SAM49Is it difficult once your an NP to change from one area of expertise to another? I am currently pursuing my NP and have decided to get it in womens health. I would prefer to get my FNP but due to costs and school location I decided on womens health. Am I doing the right thing??? I really like the flexibility the FNP offers in its scope of practice along the life span. However, I don't know if it is worth moving or the expense of the local private university.... 40,000/year. Any advice would be great!
- 1Jul 24, '08 by sirI, MSN, APRN, NP AdminHello, SAM49,
I am OB-GYN NP and then received post-grad FNP. For me, the FNP was a better fit regarding job security. But, that is just in my area. May be different in yours. Just research and see what the market will bear.
You can always do a post-grad certificate if you want to pursue FNP.
- 1Jul 24, '08 by traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS AdminI did a post-MSN certificate as an adult health CNS: I got an MSN in management and leadership but wanted an APN focus. For me, since I had an MSN already, all I needed to do was the clinical component: advanced health, advanced assessment, advanced pharm, and then do the three tracks: geriatric, acute and chronic - took one calendar year full time plus of course the 680 hours of clinical.