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What advice can I use for my pathway to becoming a nurse practitioner?

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My name is jillian and im taking trade classes for medical assisting and I want my career to be a nurse practitioner.


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Sherlande’s Answer

Becoming a Nurse Practitioner is a wonderful idea. This path requires dedication, hard work, and most importantly wanting to help others during their most vulnerable situations.

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.

Hi Jillian, (Adding to my previous comment) Becoming a Registered Nurse first can also help pay for your Nurse Practitioner degree tuition especially it can be costly too. Overall, finding a facility that can pay your tuition while working as RN can help relieve the high payment loan burden in the end. The graduate route is intense, and you will need help and understanding from your family, husband, kids, and friends. Moreover, you can do anything you put your mind into. You just have to believe and trust yourself while you add it. God Blessed! “Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.” Denzel Washington Sherlande Raphael-Hector

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Rachel’s Answer

I work with NP's regularly in the medical field. This is an excellent career that can be very fulfilling. You will need to obtain a bachelor's degree in nursing first, then obtain some on the job training and experience, and then obtain a 2 year master's degree.

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Molly’s Answer

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.


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Lisa’s Answer

To become a nurse practitioner you must first become an RN and earn a bachelors degree. Then you must have some experience before you enroll in an NP MSN program. So essential this education can take a minimum of 6 years. It is awesome to have big ambitions, but you also must do the work ! Best of luck. RN programs can be highly competitive so keep those grades as high as possible. Research your programs.

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