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How long dos it take to be a nurse practitioner?


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Karl B.’s Answer

I will walk through the amount of years that it takes. Typically, most nurse practitioners are BSNs before becoming NPs. So, obtaining a 4 year bachelors degree in nursing (4 years) or if you have a bachelors in some other science it will take an additional 1 or 1.5 years to get your nursing degree. After your BSN, NP school is typically a masters level degree so think about 2 years more (it may vary about 3 to 6 months) giving the ability now to take online courses etc). After that you will have your NP degree and just need to take the certification test. Now I will add much like doctors it is highly recommended that you do a 1-2 training roll (residency etc) to get hands on experience in the practitioner roll which is a lot different then the experience you will have in the RN roll. Additionally, a lot of RNs tend to work in the area that they may want to practice in (ex. ER RN - ER NP, Peds RN - Peds NP) - that said a lot of NPs go into family (general) medicine and practice there for a while

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Estelle’s Answer

RN you can do either:
2 year Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
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4 years for your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Either Degree you will have to take the NCLEX-RN exam (you take this exam after you graduate)
After earning your RN degree, nurse practitioners usually take 2 years more to earn NP license.

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Richard’s Answer

4 years to become a registered nurse.
2 years of clinical nursing
2 years of nurse practitioner school

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Sharool’s Answer

Nurse practitioners are highly educated professionals within the medical field and often provide primary care and other high-level medical services to patients. Becoming a nurse practitioner typically takes anywhere from six to eight years of education and training.

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