I'm a pre-nursing student and finishing up the last 4 of my pre-reqs. Once I get accepted into nursing school, I'll finish with my ADN as an RN. I will be going back to school to get my BSN and my MSN. I would like to eventually be a nurse practitioner; not sure exactly what specialty just yet (maybe Peds or ER). I'm not exactly sure how all this schooling works or how to go about becoming a nurse practitioner.
I guess my question is:
Will I have to go back to school to get my practitioner license after I get my MSN or after my BSN?
If so, how many more years is it to obtain my Practitioner license?!
About how much would a Pediatric nurse practitioner make? Or an ER/Trauma nurse practitioner make?
Or just any other advice about nurse practitioners or schooling would be great.
Sorry to sound ignorant. I'm 21 yrs old and I'm really looking forward to a career in nursing. I have been doing a lot of research but just need a bit more info from people who are maybe already a nurse practitioner or from someone that is pursuing a career as a nurse practitioner as well.