ANP, FNP-C, CNS-C, ABC123 What the heck do all those letters mean???

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ok yeah its a stupid question and i know y'all are probably thinking "jeez this chick has no business in here!" but seriously, i'm so confused with all the different titles.

i'm working on my career paper for Nursing 1000, (which is due in like 4 hours, lol), and i really did start early on it thinking that surely after all the research i'm doing i should figure out what the title is for what i want to be, right?

pssh i'm more lost now than i was a week ago. so i was hoping someone could help me out on this:

i want to be a Nurse Practitioner whose specialty is Psychiatric/Mental Health.

can someone please tell me which letters represent this???

i thought i could look at my own NP's title but i didnt even recognize hers which is: FNP-C, CNS-C

please help! oh and ASAP because i gotta turn this in, in just a little while!

thanks!

-Sue

Maxs

168 Posts

ok yeah its a stupid question and i know y'all are probably thinking "jeez this chick has no business in here!" but seriously, i'm so confused with all the different titles.

i'm working on my career paper for Nursing 1000, (which is due in like 4 hours, lol), and i really did start early on it thinking that surely after all the research i'm doing i should figure out what the title is for what i want to be, right?

pssh i'm more lost now than i was a week ago. so i was hoping someone could help me out on this:

i want to be a Nurse Practitioner whose specialty is Psychiatric/Mental Health.

can someone please tell me which letters represent this???

i thought i could look at my own NP's title but i didnt even recognize hers which is: FNP-C, CNS-C

please help! oh and ASAP because i gotta turn this in, in just a little while!

thanks!

-Sue

FNP is family nurse practitioner

CNS i think is clinical nurse specialist

I don't know what the C's stands for, but it could be certified.

meandragonbrett

2,438 Posts

Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified

As far as what creditials are used for Psych/Mental health, it greatly depends on if the individual is a family nurse practitioner or is a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner. FNP's can be certified in Psychiatric and Mental health as well as some other areas by the ANCC.

Pharmasuetical

34 Posts

Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified

As far as what creditials are used for Psych/Mental health, it greatly depends on if the individual is a family nurse practitioner or is a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner. FNP's can be certified in Psychiatric and Mental health as well as some other areas by the ANCC.

ah ha! okay now i see.

thanks!

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