Another Area of Specialty

  1. As a FNP Im looking to go into acute care as an NP. Do I need additional schooling? Would I need to attend as much schooling since Im already an NP? Anyone encounter a change of specialty and go about it? Any input would be helpful, thanks!
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  3. by   meandragonbrett
    What area of Acute Care? You could do a post-masters cert and you'd be eligible for ACNP boards.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    Depends on your experience. In my experience, FNPs with several years experience can move across the acuities. In my practice, we have FNPs, PAs and me, a CNS who all do the same job - some acute care, some chronic care, some primary care.....