ANP vs. FNP - who gets hired? - page 2

First off, apologies if I have missed the answer to this question in another thread. I'm about to start an adult health NP program. When I started this application, I chose adult health over... Read More

  1. by   happy2learn
    I would do FNP. That's what I plan on doing.

    I see an NP at a clinic and she told me she wished she had done FNP. She originally did adult health, and now her work is requiring her to go back to school and get certified in peds, as her clinic will be allowing children to be seen soon.

    She said the same thing that many people are saying, that an FNP is more marketable.
  2. by   cjdedon
    Do you get a cert for prescription writing after school, or is that just granted when you graduate and pass boards?
  3. by   coast2coast
    Quote from core0
    The other thing to consider is ACNP. If you are interested in ICU work then thats more appropriate scope wise. Our hospital has not hired an FNP in some time. ANP for the IM clinics. ACNP for specialty clinics and inpatient work.

    David Carpenter, PA-C

    Unfortunately there is no ACNP option at my school (this was actually my first choice). I'd like to eventually work in L.A., and they seem to hire FNP's to pretty much every setting here. I think I can get by without the ACNP.
  4. by   elipscombs
    It seems from what I have seen it is easier to get a job as a FNP.
  5. by   danceluver
    Are there any ANPs that are able to work in fast track or urgent cares? Is it remotely possible to get hired here if you don't have your FNP?

    If one is an ANP is it better if you need to go back for a post-masters to get an FNP or a PNP to fulfill both populations?
  6. by   Tinabeanrn
    I think it will depend on the Urgent care you work at. Most of them want FNPs or PAs because they can see people of all ages. We had a lady in our class who came back and got her FNP (she was an ANP) because her job was asking her to see kids. You learn a ton about adults in the FNP program so it is a good choice if you want to only see adults. You never know what the future may hold for you later on. I think it keep your options open. I know another ANP that went back and got her PNP and didn't end up keeping up with it. She Said the liability insurance was too high and she was not working with kids. Seems easier to just do FNP.
  7. by   danceluver
    thanks for the advice. I'll be entering a program this fall but am not slated to do FNP. However, i might find myself in a pickle and not be able to switch to FNP since that is the most impacted program. I can do ANP alone most likely very easily.

    Would I also have many restrictions on family or occupational medicine practices as well with ANP?
  8. by   Tinabeanrn
    You can see kids ages 12 and up as an ANP usually. Occupational medicine you should be fine . Family, you would just see those 12 and up.
  9. by   WKShadowRN
    I am leaning toward FNP because of the broad scope. However, I would like to do acute care as well. The school in which I am interested doesn't have that track. I looked for other schools bit am overwhelmed with the information out there. I simply want to know if there is a way I can take the FNP at the one school and then pick up the acute classes I need to add to my certification. How does that work?
  10. by   rachelaleanRN2B

    The University of South Alabama has a dual FNP/ACNP program. You will be able to sit for both boards. I am starting it in the fall.
  11. by   WKShadowRN
    Quote from rachelaleanRN2B

    The University of South Alabama has a dual FNP/ACNP program. You will be able to sit for both boards. I am starting it in the fall.
    Thank-you for that, I'll check it out