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MSN Degree

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The question on whether or not you should try to earn your MSN degree depends more on your specific situation and goals. Some of these goals could be that you are seeking a higher education experience, career advancement opportunities, professional status or even just a personal fulfillment. No matter the exact reason that has led(…)

DNP

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, also called DNP, is the top academic degree available to those working in the nursing field. Typically those looking to earn their DNP are Registered Nurses (RN) who are wanting to become a Nurse Practitioner. However there are other roles that someone can have while holding their Doctorate of(…)

Online Nurse Practitioner Programs

Online Nurse Practitioner Programs

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If you are already a registered nurse with a four-year degree, you can further your education by becoming a certified registered nurse practitioner through an accredited online nurse practitioner program.  These courses offer a master’s level degree, and take about 18 months to complete for full-time students.  At the end, and depending on the state(…)

Overview of Nurse Practitioner Programs

Overview of Nurse Practitioner Programs

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Nurse practitioner programs vary in scope and duration, but there are certain universal requirements that one can expect. Specifically, all nurse practitioner programs are offered at the graduate level. To be eligible for any nurse practitioner program, an individual should be a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). All programs also require nurses to complete coursework and(…)

Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Nurse Practitioner Job Description

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Being a nurse practitioner, is generally a practice role, which involves caring for patients. In contrast with a Registered Nurse (RN) who generally follows the instructions of a physician or APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse), a Nurse Practitioner (NP) functions autonomously under a physician or on their own. Duties of a nurse practitioner include, but(…)

How to Become a Nurse Practitioner

How to Become a Nurse Practitioner

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If you are wondering how to become a nurse practitioner, then you should be aware that there are three primary requirements that you’ll have to satisfy: a graduate nursing education, sufficient nursing experience, and passing a certification exam. The following takes an in-depth look at each of these prerequisites. How Long Does it Take to(…)

NP – Nurse Practitioner

NP – Nurse Practitioner

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Certified registered nurse practitioners (alternately referred to as an NP or CRNP) are popular among healthcare providers and insurance companies alike.  This is because they are primarily used as “doctor extenders.”  A CRNP can examine, diagnose, and treat most problems a patient may be presented with.  To become a nurse practitioner, you need to be(…)