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A nursing professional that finished the degree needed to become a nurse, wearing blue scrubs and a stethoscope and meeting with a pediatric patient.

What Degree Do You Need to Become a Nurse?

August 17, 2021

The ideal path to achieving a nursing degree should align with your professional goals while also building on your experience in the healthcare field. With that in mind, let’s look at the different nursing degree options available.

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How to Become a Nurse Practitioner

August 12, 2021

When you're ready to take the next step toward becoming a nurse practitioner, you'll need to earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from an accredited program. There, you'll complete specific nurse practitioner courses and supervised clinical practice hours.

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What is a Nurse Practitioner?

August 06, 2021

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are needed in just about every facet of healthcare, from hospitals and private practice to home healthcare and skilled care facilities. NPs are needed in policy roles and academia. Anywhere healthcare decisions are being made, nurse practitioners have an important role.