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Licensed ACNPC-AG ..going back for FNP guidance

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I am a Licensed ACNPC-AG, just graduated and boarded. I originally wanted to work in the ED however most ED's want an FNP due to the Peds component.  How long would it take to go back again....( UGHHH) and get my FNP.. Honestly I'm not even sure I want to go back however if Staying in hospital due to many factors, job opportunity's and so forth the ACNPC-AG can be limiting. Any guidance would be appreciated!

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TheSquire has 9 years experience as a DNP, EMT-B, APN, NP and specializes in Urgent Care NP, Emergency Nursing, Camp Nursing.

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Why are you asking us instead of asking the schools you'd likely go to?

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sleepwalker has 16 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Occupational Health.

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you'll have to check with the individual programs you're planning on attending as to length of time required for additional certification

Also...keep in mind that a lot of ER's now are requiring Emergency NP certification to work in the ER in addition to having FNP certification

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FullGlass has 2 years experience as a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care.

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Try the large hospitals.  Many of them have a separate peds ED.  The ED is also not your only option as an Acute Care NP.

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ArmaniX has 7 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Critical Care.

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On 2/12/2020 at 1:05 PM, FullGlass said:

Try the large hospitals.  Many of them have a separate peds ED.  The ED is also not your only option as an Acute Care NP.

This. Find a new ED. My friend works in one and while yes in an ED whatever walks through those doors must be treated from infant to death.. their contract specifically states they will not see pediatric patients and only those above .. what’s the age now 13? Puberty. 
 

You will never be the sole provider in an ED. Always a PA or MD who can handle the younger patients. 

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