Regarding Adult Gerontology primary care NP

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Hello everyone,

I applied for an online program to start Adult-Gerontology primary care NP. I have interest to work in inpatient setting. I have experience in internal medicine and cardiology. I was wondering if I am able to find a job after I graduate in hospital? I heard only Acute care NP can work in hospital?

Thank you

Specializes in Home Health, Primary Care.

Usually that is the case, that hospitals only take ACNPs but I know of at least one AGPCNP out there (she has a YouTube channel) and she is an AGPCNP that works as a hospitalist. Sounds like a great gig to work having the AGPCNP as opposed to the AGACNP. I guess it all depends on your neck of the woods and what types of jobs are available to AGPCNPs.

Specializes in Adult Gerontology Primary Care, Palliative.

@hafhaf: if you want to work in the acute care setting then you should pursue the adult-Gero acute care NP but I think the best way to figure out the scope and duties of each speciality would be to shadow a local NP who is an acute care NP and a primary care NP.

Good luck!

Specializes in Home Health, Geriatrics, Women's Health, Addiction.

If you already know you want to work inpatient then you should prepare yourself properly and complete an acute program.

Specializes in Home Health, Primary Care.

On the other hand, if you can't make up your mind, there are dual FNP/ACNP programs you can apply to. This way you have the best of both worlds.

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