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Nurse Practitioner-which specialty??

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Kbrown92 has 4 years experience and specializes in Cardiac ICU.

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I have been a nurse for almost 4 years. My last two years have been in Cardiac ICU (previously tele and obs). I am looking into becoming an NP, but am getting incredibly confused regarding an NP's scope of practice in Texas.

At this point,I would love to work in a cardiology clinic, either focusing on CHF or EP. I'm not sure if I should be looking at an FNP, an ANP, or an APNP program. I'm not interested in working in an ICU after I graduate. Any advice would be incredibly helpful! Thanks.

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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If you're looking to specialize in cardiology and CHF'ers, I suggest the Adult Gerontology NP Program. It is different from the gerontologic NP program in that you'll be trained to care for adolescents, young adults, middle aged adults and the elderly. Statistically, most CHF'ers and cardiac patients are elderly.

Here is an example of an Adult Gerontology NP program:

MS Specialty Area: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) | UCSF School of Nursing

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