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OP, I recommend asking a mod to remove your post indicating where you work.

Your workplace probably has other FNPs, BUT-

If you are the one of a few FNPs at [your workplace] that they placed in Cardiology-inpatients because they gave you money for your NP program...

and an employer/fellow employee who knows you in real life happens to come across this thread...

and happens to have enough deductive reasoning skills...

Hmm, yeah.

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ghillbert has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in CTICU.

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On 12/21/2019 at 1:35 AM, Dodongo said:

I'm gonna guess you work for either UPMC or AHN. They don't, in general, see a difference between the NP certifications or tracks - an NP is an NP (they do prefer ACNP for ICU positions from what I've been told). Clearly this is a problem, as you are experiencing. There are tracks for a reason. All you can do is tell them you want to switch specialties, you want more orientation in your current specialty, or look for a position elsewhere. I work for another system in the east of Pittsburgh suburbs and the medexec committee there does take track into consideration because the system has run into too many problems with FNPs being "miscast".

This is not true at all in my experience, and I have worked both systems. UPMC are very specific about the need for ACNP certification/training for many/most inpatient roles. AHN less so, because they have only had an APP director for ~2 years, but they are certainly moving that way.

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AnnieNP has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Adult Primary Care.

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OP, how are you doing?

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Thank you for asking and happy new year!!!  I’m hanging in there.  I’ve applied for a couple other jobs and am still waiting to hear.  I go to work every day and give my best efforts but it’s very hard and I feel in a tough environment but I do my best.  I wish you all a very happy new year

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OP, I am worried for you. As at least one other poster has mentioned, an FNP working in an intensive inpatient role is working outside their scope of practice. That's a legally dicey place to be. I don't understand why your employer would do that. You were not educationally prepared for this role. Fingers crossed that you quickly find a suitable FNP position that you love. I'm sure you are very, very stressed every day. As someone trained in primary care, I know I sure would be! Happy New Year. May 2020 bring you a new job.

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AnnieNP has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Adult Primary Care.

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You have been through so much, you deserve to be respected and placed in an appropriate position.  Wishing you the best.

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