I am a current ICU nurse and love my bedside work. I am 43 years old and have 4 small children and a husband with a steady job. I know I want to go on to advance practice nursing, and I had thought I wanted to work in an ICU setting or ER setting.I have an application pending for Allen College Acute Care NP program for this fall. However, apparently the hospitals in this area do NOT use NPs in ICU or the ER. Then I was talking to a friend who is currently in a family NP program. She recommended going the family NP route. She said you can always work in-patient or ER with the FNP, but you couldn't work outpatient with Acute care. Outpatient seems to be where NP jobs are around here.so, I need some advice and direction sonIncan make some decisions. 1.) Do I stick with Acute care NP? The impact of doing so would be:*I would likely have to move to get a job in an inpatient setting*I could also obtain a FNP certification after graduation. Keep in mind I'm 43 years old...2.) Do I switch to the FNP program? The impact of doing so would be:*In this scenario, my application is likely to be delayed because it is the more popular program*I am guaranteed to work in an outpatient capacity unless*I could then get an acute care certificate. Keep in mind I'm 43 years old...I'm torn. Thoughts?