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Nurse Practitioner Programs

A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has completed advanced coursework and clinical education beyond that required of the generalist registered nurse (RN) role. According to the International Council of Nurses, an NP/advanced practice registered nurse is "a registered nurse who has acquired the knowledge base, decision-making skills, and clinical competencies for expanded practice beyond that of an RN, the characteristics of which would be determined by the context in which he or she is credentialed to practice

Do you currently hold a graduate degree in nursing?

Look at advancing your nursing career with a certification as a family nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner or anesthesia nurse.

May 2013 Nursing Salaries
Nurse Assistant$26k/year
Licensed Vocational/Practicing$46k/year
Registered Nurse$69/year
Nurse Anesthetists$158k/year
Nurse Practitioner$95k/year
Nurse Midwife$92/year
PhD in Nursing
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Scholarships For Nursing

Not a registered nurse? Do you hold a bachelors degree in another area and interested in becoming a registered nurse?

Existing registered nurses with a two year degree or bachelor degree holders from another field of study can look at Accelerated nursing programs to achieve a BSN or MSN in as little as 14-18 months

Degree Path: Registered Nurse
Degree TypeLength to completeTypes of work
Associates Science Nursing2 YearsRegistered Nurse
BSN Degree4 YearsRegistered Nurse
Masters Degree In Nursing6 YearsNeonatal, Legal Consultant, Family Nursing, Anesthesia
Doctorate In Nursing8 YearsClinical Researcher, Nurse Practitioner, Administrative

Schools that offer Bachelors for nursing