I am an ortho resident and my best friend is finishing his ARN in SE Kansas. We plan to work together and he just told me that he is considering becomming a nurse practitioner. Now, what would he have to do to get to that point, and be able to do H&P's, follow ups, D/C summaries, rounding and first assisting. Does any NP program do? or does it have to have certain requisites to qualify. I ask because there was one NP in the practice I am going to join that worked as an OB NP then went to ortho and was unable to practice as an NP and I have no idea why. I just don't want my friend having to go through the schooling if he is unable to use it. Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.