Short story - left a lucrative and successful career solely to become an APN (specifically an FNP). I'm now about to graduate with my BSN and could really use some guidance on selecting a school and specialty as I begin to apply. Biggest concern is the right school. Here are my questions/concerns:
1) Does distance matter, i.e. will I be viewed differently by potential employers if my MSN is distance vs. brick and mortar?
2) I would love to have ACNP and FNP certifications both. In my geographic area, I can realistically only get the ACNP "brick and mortar" and will have to do distance FNP. I really only want to do primary care, but love the idea of the additional knowledge the ACNP would offer and it could be done "brick and mortar." Which should I do first? Should I only worry about the FNP?