What advice can I use for my pathway to becoming a nurse practitioner?
There's many different routes you can take, you can start with an Associate degree or becoming an LPN. However, the ultimate goal is to eventually becoming a Registered Nurse. Another route is to go straight to a four years program for your Registered Nurse license. Foremost, you have to make sure you keep your GPA above 3:00; Yet, the some Nurse Practitioner program is very competitive you will need at least a 3:50 GPA.
In order to become a Nurse Practitioner, you must first become a Nurse! This can be accomplished by getting a 2 year or a 4 year degree. It is then highly recommended to have patient care experience for at least a year before jumping into a masters program for your Nurse Practitioner degree.