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.
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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
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|Associates Science Nursing||2 Years||Registered Nurse|
|BSN Degree||4 Years||Registered Nurse|
|Masters Degree In Nursing||6 Years||Neonatal, Legal Consultant, Family Nursing, Anesthesia|
|Doctorate In Nursing||8 Years||Clinical Researcher, Nurse Practitioner, Administrative|