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Any ANPs.... Need Help!!!

Discussion in 'Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ]' started by docman85, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. docman85

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    Ok so I am rather ignorant about the Adult nurse Practitioner career. With that being said my fiance is currently attending Vanderbilt to become an ANP. She really wants to work with internal medicine (like cardiology mainly.)

    Her delima is this... I was recently accepted to med school in VA, so we are planning to relocate. She is thinking she will not be able to find a job as an Adult NP so she is thinking of changing to Acute Care NP.

    If she stays with Adult, what would her chances be to get a job in VA (I know this is a weird question but I am looking for as much information as possible on this to help her.)

    Thanks
     
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    in general acnp will open up more doors than anp, for what it's worth....
     
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    Or do ANP and become a CCRN?
     
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    you can do ccrn from regular rn. you don't need to be an np to be a ccrn.
    ccrn is not a provider level cert like acnp so anp+ccrn does not = acnp.
     
  6. core0

    core0 Which way is the windmill
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    More importantly for those states that enforce NP scope of practice you can't extend your scope into another NP domain through non NP certification.

    For the OP.
    If your fiancee does not want to work in primary care and wants to work inpatient or specialty medicine then ACNP.
    If your fiancee wants to work in primary care (with no peds) or specialty medicine along with non critical-care inpatient care then ANP (although some hospitals will not credential an ANP for inpatient work unless they can show clinical time in the inpatient setting).

    David Carpenter, PA-C
     
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    if they want the option of inpatient, specialty, primary care, peds, critical care, cardiology, or any combination of the above they could go to pa school. many nurses do.
     
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    Yeah but she's already in NP school. It basically boils down to whether you ever want to do primary care or critical care. Those seem to be the discriminators.

    David Carpenter, PA-C
     

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