My name is Stacie; and I apologize for jumping into your discussion without an answer to your question - I am new to the forum and trying to figure out how to create a discussion? Anyhow, I am starting my nursing education (just started two weeks ago, working on RN/BSN; and I am hoping you would be so kind and answer a quick question for me (if you happen to know the answer). As part of getting all my paperwork done to start my clinicals, I had to have a doctor sign a document that basically states I am mentally and physically capable of the nursing job requirements. Wouldn't you know that when I needed him most, my doctor of 8 years suddenly closed down his office/practice. I resorted to a family clinic; and I noticed that the attending practitioner signed his name with "FNP, MPA, MSN, APRN." It says on the paperwork from the school I must have either a NP, M.D., D.O., or a PA sign the release. Is this signature going to work?!! In other words, is an FNP qualified or as "accredited" as a general NP? Thanks for any help; and if you don't happen to know, can you please just give me some guidance on how to start a discussion. I am hoping to use this site/forum for valuable information during my nursing school education -- thanks again!!