Ok so I'm not really sure which forum to ask this question or how to make it easy to answer but I will try as best as I can.
Background is that I have been a nurse for 7 years working mostly ER, psych ER, ICU, and I was a forensic nurse for 4.5 years working with adults and peds for SA, abuse, domestic violence, assault. Any way, I want to pursue an advance practice role and really like the idea of PMHNP because of the psych focus but I also want to be able to practice as a FNP as well. I have found a few programs that are dual PMHNP/FNP but it seems the focus is more on pharmacotherapy management and I would really like to pursue more psychotherapy.
I would like to do more work with trauma therapy, eating disorders, anxiety disorders and such. I was considering doing and FNP program and MS LPC but then I would have two distinct practices and I am not sure how practical that would be or if others have done the same.
Perhaps I just need to spent more time researching more programs and schools.