Different NP practices

  1. I was just browsing certain NP programs. Here in southern Arizona, they offer family nurse practitioner and acute care nurse practitioner. In your own opinion, which route would you take? From my understanding..FNP work outside of hospital and acute care NP works strictly in the hospital. I've been a nurse for a total of 3 years, 1 year on a med-surg floor and 2 in the ICU. I'm just finishing up my RN-BSN, and was looking around at schools to inquire about their NP programs. Not even sure if I'll commit going to NP school, but if I were, which route is recommended? My friend is trying to do CRNA, but I'm just not interested in being in the OR and pushing gas. Maybe it really is a good field to be in? I don't know. That's why I was looking at NP school.
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    If I had to do it again, I would do FNP.
  4. by   shannons1
    I didn't want to go with FNP initially(wanted PNP) but at the time that is all my local university offered. Now I am very glad I did. I do plan to do a post masters/DNP in ACPNP but that is only for the additional training(and is affordable). I can (and have) been able to work in any setting I have applied to--ED, Peds, retail clinic, pre-surgical testing. Good luck!
  5. by   PQRSTmammaRN
    traumaRUs - I've seen others say the opposite. out of curiosity, what is your reasoning? Did you choose ACNP?