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

jeepgirl, LPN, NP

Specializes in Pediatrics, Nursing Education. Has 4 years experience.

family nurse practitioner, certified

clinical nurse specialist, certified.

thanks you guys.

so what do i use if i want to be a Nurse Practitioner whose specialty is in Psychiatric/Mental Health?

A nurse practitioner whose speciality is in psych/mental health may have the initials PMHNP. I think it may depend on the state though. Anyone know?

TMPaul

Has 24 years experience.

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

The ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) designates NP's as: APRN-BC (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Board Certified). :)

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

thanks!

-Sue

Ya know, if you plan ahead instead of waiting till the last minute it decreases your anxiety a little :chuckle

Ya know, if you plan ahead instead of waiting till the last minute it decreases your anxiety a little :chuckle

oh i know huh? plus i take 45mg of adderall a day so you can probably imagine what a spaz i must be! lol

sailornurse

Specializes in ER/Tele, Med-Surg, Faculty, Urgent Care. Has 39 years experience.

ANP--Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Correction-ANP =Adult Nurse Practitioner

In the same general vein I have a question about which initials to use and in what order. I am an RN now and will have my BSN in a little less than a year. After that I plan on going for my FNP. So, would I be: My Name, RN, BSN, MSN, FNP? I have seen some FNP's just use the FNP and leave out the rest. What is the consensus?

Thanks,

Ann

TMPaul

Has 24 years experience.

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

According to the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) the title is as follows: Tina Paul, APRN-BC. Name, Advanced practice Registered Nurse (APRN)- Board Certified (BC). That's what's on my wall plaque. :)

sailornurse

Specializes in ER/Tele, Med-Surg, Faculty, Urgent Care. Has 39 years experience.

According to the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) the title is as follows: Tina Paul, APRN-BC. Name, Advanced practice Registered Nurse (APRN)- Board Certified (BC). That's what's on my wall plaque. :)

Yes I have this "title" on my ANCC certificate also. They came out with this title a couple of years ago, but this lumps everyone (NP

Eva, MSN, CFNP.