I have been browsing the NP forums for a while and have a few important questions.
I am looking into NP but have heard a lot about how FNP is more practical because of being able to care for all ages. With being a FNP would I be able to do hospital rounding or is it mostly clinic/office work? I do like the hospital aspect of nursing. I don't think I would just want to be in an office all the time although that would have its benefits too.
I work in a cardiac ICU and really enjoy the cardiac aspect. Some of our NPs do make rounds for the physician so i guess my question is are they FNP or ACNPs? What are the pros and cons of both.
I also have heard about acute care NP (we have one at our hospital) but she is not able to work in the ER because kids may come through there. I don't wanna limit myself in that way, thats why I am thinking FNP is best.
I read about post masters certificate. What do people think about doing FNP and then getting post masters certificate. How much schooling is involved for a certificate?
Thanks so much for the help!