I'm looking for thoughts from current FNPs, both experienced and new grads. I'm currently in Simmons College's online FNP program; our clinical hour requirements must include a minimum of 112 hours of pediatrics and 112 hours of women's health specialty hours. As I'm sure many of you know, specialty sites are near impossible to obtain (especially in my area). I know there are many other FNP programs that either have fewer required minimum specialty hours or no minimums whatsoever. What makes this even more frustrating is knowing that many of the things done in specialty offices are not routinely done in family practice offices.SO... My question to you all: Did your program have minimum specialty requirements, and do you feel it benefited you in your clinical practice? Or do you feel that you would have been just as prepared with solely family practice-type clinical experiences?