djmatte and everyone else,
Thanks for your reply as well as everyone else here! I have already graduated with the AGNP Primary Care certification, over a year ago. Just starting my first dream job of working with geris, after turning down other offers from primary care clinics. The bang for my buck wasn't my goal in becoming marketable as I was already making more $ than most new grad NPs in my state as an RN of 30 years. This was about finding the right job for my last working years as a healthcare provider, as retirement will come in 15 years or so - I am 50 yrs old. I want to love my job especially as I get older! And yes, the FNP is more marketable reaching all lifespans. That is why it probably took me a year to find the right job with geris! My frustration was just with those hiring me, keep wanting to refer to me as the "new FNP" when introducing me to others. I was hired specifically for my love and certification in geriatrics for a senior wellness program. I will be working with another PA and FNP, and then the physician. Those doing the interview said I was hired for the nursing background #1 and the adult geriatric focus.
I do not want to make "a mountain out of a molehill" since its all semantics. It will blow over as I start my new position with this group. They will get to know me in time. I made myself clear day one when finalizing the contract with one person that I am adult geri, not family---did not want to run into credentialing problems. It will become like traumaRUs says above, how we become known as the NP, regardless of the letters following our name! Even some of the NPs at my last job were called "Dr" by the patients and family. Again, back to semantics and how one handles the situation. Just needed to talk about it here, versus going to the new job feeling defensive about such a small thing.
Thank you all for interacting!