I'm in a FNP program (I can't switch tracks the school only offers FNP) and hearing more and more about NP having an easier time finding jobs by going into specialties.
I hear about this from doctors and classmates that many FNP can do this by being 'trained' by an employer such as a specialty MD. I had thought this wasn't an option for me because I am in a FNP track (some schools offer more specific tracks like Pediatric NP), but if it's possible then I sure want to know more about it!
Can anyone share experiences/stories?
Oct 17, '06
What about tailoring your clinical experience to a specific specialty? I knew that I wanted something fairly acute, so tailored my clinical hours to a surgery practice and an ER.
In the end, there were no openings so I ended up in nephrology, but it was great experience.
Oct 18, '06
I spent the majority of my clinical time in the ER setting. I was required to spend 8 hours a week in the FP clinic so I did. However, I spent no less than 24 hours per week in clinicals in the ER and worked there another couple days a week. Well 11 - 11p... needed it to be busy for the variety.
It was fabulous!!!