needs information about nurse practitioner

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    I 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?

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    Please, 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.
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    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
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    Quote from cumberland40
    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
    No, you do not go to med school to be an NP. An NP is NOT a physician.

    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


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