Quote from nomadcrna
Do you have a reference for this information?
It is news to me.
I cannot speak for the other specialties, but several professors mentioned that there are new guidelines that are going to take place in 2015 with regards to specialty practice for women's health.
What I was told is that for example, it is entirely appropriate for an FNP to do a basic pap on a patient, even a colposcopy if necessary, however, it would not be appropriate, let's say, for an FNP to monitor a patient throughout a pregnancy.
Like I said, they didn't give me the source, but if I was looking at one or the other, I would call the national organization to find out what is changing. I feel very confident that my professors would not have told us this if it were not true.
Most people that are going for their FNP plan to work in a specialty versus general primary care...so if it were me, that would be an important aspect to find out.