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How many school years did it take for you to become an NP?

I am currently a high school student and unsure about the steps to take before you actually become a Nurse Practitioner. #medical #school

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Jason’s Answer

This answer depends on where you live, where you plan to practice, and what degree and experience you already have. Consider googling a local program to you and seeing what the curriculum is. An NP typically holds an MSN at minimum, and takes a substantial amount of courses for the designation. States license differently as well.
You would need a college degree first, however if you look closely enough, there are several schools in the US that offer accelerated programming, or combination programs leading to faster clinical hours.
You should find an NP in your state that you can ask these questions to. Also consider looking up your own state's licensing regulations- usually something under consumer affairs.

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Raegan’s Answer

Hi Neiko, the following are the general steps to becoming an NP:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) = 4 years
- Pass the NCLEX-RN Exam
- 1-2 years of experience as an RN
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)= 1-2 years
or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)= 3-6 years
- Pass Specialty Certification and NP Licensure
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