Help...Need to know where to go from here

  1. Okay, so I am in need of a little help (Well a lot of help). I am just finishing up my BSN in nursing and would love to become a family nurse practitioner. I would like to attend an online program with some clinical sites close by. (i live in CT) My questions are: What do I need to become and APRN? Do I need to get my masters degree and if so, what type? What exam do I have to take to get the advanced practice license? Who gives it and where is it taken? Also, what is this DNP business all about?

    Sorry for all the question but I'm a bit clueless and need some education about where to go next.

    Thank you in advance for your help