ANP vs FNP

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    I am currently researching schools and NP programs. My issue lies in program choice. I would like to work in an ER, urgent care, or perhaps function as a hospitalist. Are there any online dual role programs? If not, would you recommend ANP first, the peds cert or FNP then acute care cert. I would prefer acute care, but do not want to limit myself to adults only.

    Thanks
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    I am starting in a DNP program this fall. I can transition to Adults if I chose to specialize once I am done. I talk to many FNP that deal with just adults upon graduation. Some have chosen to work in a doctor's office and others in the hospital. As far as I know only MD's are hospitalist. Good luck.
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    Quote from cardiacrocks
    I am starting in a DNP program this fall. I can transition to Adults if I chose to specialize once I am done. I talk to many FNP that deal with just adults upon graduation. Some have chosen to work in a doctor's office and others in the hospital. As far as I know only MD's are hospitalist. Good luck.
    I believe it depends on where you are located in reference to hospitalists. I work with both PA's and FNP's that are hospitalists.
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    No, There are many NP hospitalist a.

    Quote from cardiacrocks
    I am starting in a DNP program this fall. I can transition to Adults if I chose to specialize once I am done. I talk to many FNP that deal with just adults upon graduation. Some have chosen to work in a doctor's office and others in the hospital. As far as I know only MD's are hospitalist. Good luck.
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    If you know you want to work in a hospital setting, I would recommend going for the Acute Care track.
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    The ER in my area allows FNP's to work non-acute and ACNP to work the main ER. However, they cannot fill each others role
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    ACNP can't see kids so they can't be the sole provider in a rural ER.
    Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Wyoming have many rural ERs that have FNPs as the sole providers.
    Don't project practice from your one hospital.
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    IMO, straight out unless your a A plus candidate with perfect everything its often harder to get exactly what you want. After some experience different story. It may be different if you're willing to move, but I find the family NP seems easier to sell...
    The people that don't have too much trouble have to be well connected (and still people say they will give you a job, but until a contract's on the table its only their word). So unless you have a buddy that wants you when you graduate in a Peds clinic, etc, its always nice to have an option (with FNP).
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    PS My internal medicine boss asked me to work in his hospital to do rounds...
    I declined.. I heard that some states regulate what FNP vs ACNPs do.. I thankfully don't need to worry, but you may need to look into that!


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