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what major should i do if i want to be a nurse practitioner ?

what major should i do if i want to be a nurse practitioner

Thank you comment icon Hi Suraya! While you wait for advice on college majors for an NP, check out this question answered by 3 NPs. https://www.careervillage.org/questions/749694/how-to-become-a-nurse-practitioner-other-questions-on-the-profession yoonji KIM, Admin

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Dina’s Answer

Hi Suraya,

Your best bet is to major in nursing if you want to advance your career in the future as a nurse practitioner.

Good luck on the journey!
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Joseph’s Answer

What is the typical career path of a nurse practitioner?
In order to eventually become a nurse practitioner, you will need to first become a registered nurse. This will entail completing the required undergraduate education, passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), and applying for licensure through the state in which you wish to practice
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Shelia’s Answer

Nursing is a fantastic profession with many different paths to explore. Since you're about to start college, why not consider earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing to become an RN? Nursing is a competitive field, so you'll need good grades and a strong performance on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) to get accepted into a Nursing Program. Once you're in, you'll need to pass all your classes and participate in clinical rotations, which will give you hands-on experience in nursing. After you've earned your degree, you'll need to apply for your state license and pass the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to get your nursing license.

Next step is to gain nursing experience before applying to college that offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Best of luck!
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Jennifer’s Answer

You would need to get at least a bachelor of science in nursing prior to applying for a masters or doctorate of nursing practice, which is where you would choose what type of Nurse Practitioner you would like to become ( Family, Pediatrics, Acute Care, Midwife, etc).
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