FNP vs Adult NP

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    Hello! I am planning on applying to grad school for my master's in nursing in the fall. I currently work as an RN with adults. I was wondering if getting my FNP would limit my job opportunities at all...from what I understand this provides the most flexibility with future jobs. Also if anyone knows which FNP program in best in CT...UConn or SCSU that would be great! Thank you!
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    I started in a CNS program, switched to ANP, and am finishing with my FNP. I made those changes as I heard more / learned more about limitations that others have had with their initial degrees - I don't hope to go back to school, so felt I should be as flexible as possible with one degree. Good luck!
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    moved to pre-practioner inquiry for best response.
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    In my particular case, I knew I would NEVER want to treat children for anything, anywhere. Well, okay, if there was an MVA and a child needed emergency treatment until EMS arrived, I'd definitely provide that. But otherwise, no thank you. I knew I didn't want the hassle of dealing with parents/g'parents/foster parents/what-have-you. And after working in a family practice office for years (not as an NP) I knew that children can go from looking fairly well to being VERY sick in a short amount of time, which is not worth the fear factor for me as a provider.

    So I'm an ANP. No regrets because, frankly, as long as the American people continue to abuse themselves with overeating, under exercising, using tobacco products, etc., there will ALWAYS be a need for chronic disease management in the adult population.
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    Quote from Jgrill21
    Hello! I am planning on applying to grad school for my master's in nursing in the fall. I currently work as an RN with adults. I was wondering if getting my FNP would limit my job opportunities at all...from what I understand this provides the most flexibility with future jobs. Also if anyone knows which FNP program in best in CT...UConn or SCSU that would be great! Thank you!
    Either will be fine if you plan on working with adults only. The FNP degree likely won't hold you back where as the ANP possibly could. The ANP may give you a leg up in your first year of practice.


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