Has anyone ever done a post masters?

  1. My program only had FNP and PMHNP as options so I chose FNP. I have mainly worked in the ER for my nursing career, so if they had that AGACNP speciality I would have chosen that. I was considering going back and finding a program that did offer it after I graduate this may and wanted to see if anyone had any experience in doing this..
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    About WinterWolf90, BSN, RN

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  3. by   traumaRUs
    I did two post-MSN certs. I got my MSN in management and leadership (non-clinical MSN) then did an adult CNS (3Ps and 500+ hours of clinical), then a couple of years later did a Peds CNS (3Ps again as the program had changed + 550 hours clinical)

    Now (12 years later) I have two certs for which i must complete CME. Since they are both population focused I have to do double the CME.
  4. by   KeeperMom
    Why do you feel that you need the Acute care after receiving the FNP? It is usually the other way around here.
  5. by   WinterWolf90
    I guess because I want to work in a hospital. So I think the training for that speciality would be more geared towards working inside a hospital.
  6. by   KeeperMom
    Quote from WinterWolf90
    I guess because I want to work in a hospital. So I think the training for that speciality would be more geared towards working inside a hospital.
    Gotcha. I think I read your OP as you were already working as an NP in the ER. Yes, if you are wanting a higher acuity job or a hospitalist position, you'd definitely need the acute care.
    I'm going to do a post-masters FNP starting this fall.
    Can't wait to go back to school.
  7. by   favours
    Hi, where are you considering doing your post master FNP?
  8. by   KeeperMom
    My current employer is asking me to so I can see peds.
    I am also think that I am approaching a retirement age and can't see me working in a busy ER / hospital environment in my 60s and may consider a clinic or possibly my own practice if my state gets with the program by then.
    Last edit by KeeperMom on Feb 8 : Reason: Error
  9. by   jaznia15
    I am in the process of completing the Psych NP program in May 2018. I have been a FNP since 2014. I have a colleague who is a ACNP and he talks about going back for his FNP at some point in time. Unfortunately the ACNP knocked him out of the running for urgent care or emergency room due to it being adult only. I'm confused as to the why the ACNP has not expanded to education about the whole lifespan instead of just adult and geriatrics. Of course I still work in a State which does not enforce practicing only within your specialty.
  10. by   Julius Seizure
    Vanderbilt has a program for FNPs that want to do acute care work in the ED. AN won't let me link it, but its listed under their MSN post-masters curriculum choices.
  11. by   mairead8220
    Hi. I currently have a certification as an Adult-Gerontology NP. I am interested in finding a Psych Post Master's Certificate Program. Any help, advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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