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When you become a Nurse Practitioner, what specialties are there?

I am a high school student wondering what kind of specialty you can choose when you are a Nurse Practitioner? Is there a small amount of choices you can pursue? career-options medical

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Hi Neiko!

As a Nurse Practitioner there are so many opportunities and so many directions you can go. In regards to specialties, here are a few:

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-PCNP)
Cardiac Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (PNP-AC)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

Enjoy!
Mark

Mark recommends the following next steps:

Pick out some specialties that interest you and research.
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