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What are great college classes you need to take to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner?

I am currently taking stats, psychology, and oral communication. #college. #student


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Adam’s Answer

I would take a look to see if your school offers a nursing program look to take some of those classes. If not, look at some other schools that have a nursing program and look for some similar types of classes. I would think some of the biology, childhood development/psychology would be some. I would also recommend reaching out to your college advisor/guidance counselor for some additional direction at your school.

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Alyssa K.’s Answer

Hi Charlie!

I hope all is well. If someone is interested in being a Nurse Practitioner, it is best to
pursue a Nursing degree which will consist of many science courses (Bio, Chem, etc).
I have found that people who are Nurse Practitioners also tend to go back
to school and pursue a Masters and additional certifications such as the following below:

-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (CPNP-PC®)
-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care (CPNP-AC®)
-Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (FNP)
-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification (A-GNP)
-Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certification (ENP)

I also recommend visiting https://www.aanp.org/ which is The American Association of Nurse Practitioners
website, it has tons of informative information for people who are in the field or have an interest in it.

I hope this helps, take care!

Alyssa Cole

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