I’ve spent several months looking through different websites, looking in the Nebraska Health and Human Services website for Nurse Practitioner, looking through current practice standards in the state, and I cannot find anything definitive on what I need to “Start” with as an FNP in the rural hospital setting.
My specific question is: Can I start in a rural hospital as an FNP and qualify for an Acute Care N P Fast Track certificate program, or an ENP certificate program, OR, am I dead in the water with my FNP, and have to start from scratch with an entire Acute Care NP program after graduating with my FNP?
I am currently a DNP/FNP enrolled student, with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2021.
I want to obtain my FNP because I am #1. Already enrolled in an FNP program, #2. Want to be able to care of all age groups.
I have spent almost 25 out of a 28 year career in the acute care setting in ICU, Med/Surg, Telemetry, PACU, Mother Baby, etc….. I don’t want to part with my hospital patients. I want to have my own practice (eventually), but I also want to be able to be a hospitalist.
What do you recommend?