I posted a thread asking which type of RN experience was best for becoming an NP. I got great responses, but now I have more questions. Someone said that for FNP, working in a doctor's office or home health would be best, and for Acute Care NP, hospital experience would be good. Since I'm new to the nursing profession, I guess I didn't realize there were different types of NPs beyond adult and peds. I guess my idea of nurse practitioners were actually FNPs, so what does the Acute Care NP do?
Are there still more types of NPs?
I'm not even sure which kind of program my school offers. It just has the title of Nurse Practitioner...I think. Is there just a plain "Nurse Practitioner" title also?
*** I just looked it up on my school's website, and the exact title is Adult Nurse Practitioner. "The ANP graduate will have the practice skills necessary to provide primary care to diverse populations of adults in a variety of health care settings."
So...does that mean that it's more similar to FNP or Acute Care NP? Or is it something else altogether, and if it is something else altogether, which type of RN work experience would be best for the Adult Nurse Practitioner?
Oh goodness. Thanks for reading!