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by Stephen Hill Stephen Hill (New) New

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Hello. I am an RN working in critical care, however I would ultimately like to be a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Dermatology. My question is whether it would be more appropriate to earn an FNP or ACNP certification. 

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I've not usually seen a lot of dermatology practiced in the hospitals... may be different where you are... If it were me wanting to practice in dermatology (given my area) I would choose FNP to ensure that I could see the pre teens that are having issues as well.

Best of luck. 

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LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

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The two derm NPs I've known were both FNPs.

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Numenor has 8 years experience as a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Internal Medicine.

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Getting a derm MD to consult int he hospital is next to impossible. So FNP is probably a better fit...if you can find a job.

99% chance you'll be in aesthetics, the real derm stuff goes to the MDs since its one of the most competitive residencies

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BostonFNP has 9 years experience as a APRN and specializes in Adult Internal Medicine.

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On 6/6/2020 at 12:27 AM, Stephen Hill said:

Hello. I am an RN working in critical care, however I would ultimately like to be a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Dermatology. My question is whether it would be more appropriate to earn an FNP or ACNP certification. 

Going into any APN program with a specific goal of solely working in "X" specialty is probably going to end disappointing, FWIW.

Medical dermatology fellowship (there is only one in the country) prefers FNP.

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