Jump to content

Adult Gero NP wants to become FNP

Posted
briancrnp briancrnp (New) New

Good afternoon, I am an Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. I am wanting to add certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Are there any FNP programs available that won't ask me to repeat my Adult-Gerontological hours? (I worked 600 hours and took 1 year of advanced Adult-Gero content and don't want to repeat if I can help it) I have checked out some post-Masters FNP certificate programs, but most of them are geared towards Nurses that have a Masters in Education, etc. They are not set-up to accommodate Nurse Practitioners in another specialty. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thank you!

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

As a psychNP going for my FNP I still had to do all the clinical hours and they only took some of my core classes. I had to repeat Child Assessment.

AnnaN5

Specializes in AGNP. Has 7 years experience.

I am an AGNP as well. 2 classmates did the post masters FNP through UMass Boston. It is 12 credit hours and 300 clinical hours

lmccrn62, MSN, RN

Specializes in Pain, critical care, administration, med.

UMASS Boston.

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

UMASS Boston.

Just make sure your state bon accepts this program. For some reason mine would not.

lmccrn62, MSN, RN

Specializes in Pain, critical care, administration, med.

Mine did and just approved to take AANP cert exam

I did my Adult NP at South University, just finished my post-masters grad certificate for my FNP there- matter of fact I graduated again today! I also just was approved to test. Look into it. Inbox me for more info...

NeldaFNP

Specializes in Midwifery and Family NP. Has 20+ years experience.

You may be in a better position to negotiate your class work if you attend a local university and deal directly with the dean. Just went from CNM to FNp and can share some f my experiences.

You will needs peds (probably about 140 hours), OB and women's health (100 hrs) and probably a family residency portion (mine was 120 hours). You may also need behavioral/mental health (45 hrs) depending on what you had in your program. They will take a look at your classes and see what is appliCable t their program. It should be about 1 year full time. good luck!