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I really want to get my NP in adult critical care....but what I've read and heard lately seems to think that a FNP is more hireable. If I go FNP could I have options to work in ICU/critical care? I think FNP might bore me to death. Thanks for any input!!
I've considered the same choice. I'd agree with Gilly and say that you should go with what interests you more.
The FNP is considered the most marketable degree, but I think that's among primary care NPs, not all NPs.
I too feared that FNP might be boring, but it depends upon your practice area. I followed a community health FNP and I thought it was pretty boring, but since then I've been told that an FNP can practice in many settings with many different roles. I would find doing only disease prevention and minor acute illness boring, but dealing with more chronic and serious illness I would like better. And you can do both as an FNP.
One more thing to consider: I've heard talk of limiting practice in hospitals to ACNPs. Not sure if it's going to happen, but you might want to consider that too.