How to Become a Nurse Practitioner?

Answer A nurse practitioner works alongside a general, family or specialized practice physician to set up and analyze health screenings, diagnose illnesses and prescribe medications. The nurse practitione... Read More »

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What is the difference between a family nurse practitioner and an advanced practice nurse?

The educational path for a nurse practitioner requires the study of a specialization, causing the career to fit under the umbrella of the term "advanced practicing nurse." Yet, all advanced practic... Read More »

Is a nurse practitioner a nurse midwife?

Nurse-Midwives (CNM) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) are both Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) with a Master's degree in nursing (MSN). There are two other types of APNs, Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) and C... Read More »

Differences Between a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner & a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist?

Psychiatric nurse practitioners (NP) and psychiatric clinical nurse specialists (CNS) are advanced practice nurses with specialized responsibilities. Both require at least a master's degree in nurs... Read More »

How many years does it take to become a nurse practitioner?

It takes six to eight years to become a nurse practitioner, including four years to earn a baccalaureate degree, one to two years of work as a nurse, and a master's degree in nursing that requires ... Read More »