Thursday, August 20, 2009

How to Become a Nurse Practitioner

For those of you thinking about becoming a nurse practitioner, be sure you understand the education process before applying to or starting an education course. All too often students find themselves in an ADN program staring at six more years of education when they could have gone into a BSN program.

I always suggest that nursing students keep an open mind throughout their education because typically they will fall in love with more than one rotation, and change their minds more than once. A good six months or a year of med/surg after graduation is also a good consideration for building confidence and honing skills.

But for those of you who think you want to be an NP, then by all means understand what's required before you get started.

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