I am thinking about applying to msn/mph programs. I would like to earn a dnp some time in the future. Is the dnp reserved only for np's/crna's/cnm's or is this something a public health nurse can do?
also i was originally thinking about doing a family nurse practitioner program with an mph, but my heart lies with public health rather than one-on-one pt care. I figure doing a msn program in community/public health nursing (with or without and mph, haven't decided yet) will better suit my interests, but i'm worried about the job outlook. seems like i would have more options as an fnp vs. aphn.
also, i'd like to know what exactly and an aphn does? how is that different than a non-clinician with an mph or an RN with mph? any aphn's on allnurses?
any thoughts/advice? you're help will be very much appreciated :-)