needs information about nurse practitioner
- 0Sep 3, '05 by cumberland40I just graduated associate degree in nursing and recently got my licence. But i would like to get info about becoming NP. whats the difference between NP and Physicians? And what do NP and physicians have in common?
What should I do to become an NP? do i have to enroll for my BSN first? then Masters? If I want to pursue for NP, how long will it take for me to become an NP?
- 0Sep 3, '05 by suzanne4Please, please do a search on this site, there are already hundreds of threads on this topic.
Just so that you are aware, a Nurse Practitioner is Master's prepared, meaning that they also have a MSN. You can do the math on how long that it will take you to get to that point.
- 0Sep 4, '05 by sirI, MSN, APRN, NP AdminQuote from cumberland40No, you do not go to med school to be an NP. An NP is NOT a physician.do i have to go to med school in order to be a NP?
the thing is i really want to be a doctor? please give me suggestions? do i really need to shift career? take biology (pre-med) or continue with my BSN, then masters? sorry im confused
An NP is an RN in the advanced practice discipline. A physician is NOT an NP and did indeed go to med school.
You really need to research the NP vs. MD role. Please do a search within this forum and/or on the world wide web.Last edit by sirI on Sep 4, '05