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Hi guys! I have looked through this site for years and decided it was time to join. I am currently in the middle of a residency in CV surgery and Cardiology. As you can tell by my screen name I will graduate in December as an ACNP and RNFA. My plans are to pursue a job with the group that I am doing my residency with right now.

Looking forward to talking to y'all!

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Chris

MallysMama

Specializes in ICU. Has 6 years experience.

Welcome!! Congrats on almost being done!! I'm just starting an ACNP program! Feel free to share any tips or advice! :)

Welcome to the group, I have a question for as a fellow RNFA. I have been an OR nurse for almost 20 years and an RNFA for the last 6, I am getting ready to start my NP program in October and was wondering if it is better to go for FNP or ACNP if I plan to stay in the OR arena. I also work as part of an open heart team and would like ideally to remain on that service once I finish. Any input you have would be wonderful! thank you!

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

Good luck!

Don't use credentials until you are actually credentialed.

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Welcome to the group, I have a question for as a fellow RNFA. I have been an OR nurse for almost 20 years and an RNFA for the last 6, I am getting ready to start my NP program in October and was wondering if it is better to go for FNP or ACNP if I plan to stay in the OR arena. I also work as part of an open heart team and would like ideally to remain on that service once I finish. Any input you have would be wonderful! thank you!

I'd go ACNP. It is going to be more geared toward what it sounds like you are already and wanting to continue to do. The FNP program is going to be primary care, clinic management and those types of illness. Both are different hats, being in the hospital and outside the hospital. At least that has been my experience. One of my coworkers in the cath lab started a FNP program when I started my ACNP and our classes are nothing alike.

Good luck!

Don't use credentials until you are actually credentialed.

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LOL. I know, don't count your chickens before they hatch. Or, don't claim to be anything I am not. I see the light at the end of the tunnel and plan on completing this successfully. No need to get an account and then go and change my screen name too.

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

LOL. I know, don't count your chickens before they hatch. Or, don't claim to be anything I am not. I see the light at the end of the tunnel and plan on completing this successfully. No need to get an account and then go and change my screen name too.

For me it's more than just counting chickens, it's about proper representation. I am sure you see the light at the end and you plan on (and will) complete your program, but until then, you need to be very careful about how you represent yourself. Your screen name is the way you are presented here on AN and that's why there terms of service prohibit using titles you have not acquired.

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