What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?
Nurse practitioners are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), who have further specialized in the field as an APRN. Nurse Practitioners can serve as primary care providers and are responsible for diagnosing patients, treating conditions and illnesses, and counseling or educating patients on preventative.
Where Do Nurse Practitioners Work?
Nurse practitioners can work in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, physicians’ offices, urgent care clinics, or nursing homes.
What Does a Typical Day Look Like for a Nurse Practitioner?
Nurse Practitioners help physicians by performing patient assessments, ordering tests, delivering diagnoses, administering immunizations, initiating treatment plans, and writing prescriptions. Nurse Practitioners often specialize in areas such as family health, pediatrics, gerontology, women’s health or psychiatry.
>How Do You Become a Nurse Practitioner?
A nurse practitioner (NP) must be a licensed RN, hold a master’s degree in nursing or higher, pursue National Certification as a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), and earn APRN State Licensure as a Certified Nurse Practitioner.
Learn more about our nursing programs.
We’re Ready When You Are.
- Enrollment is hassle-free, and it’s easy to get started.
- Financial aid is available, and we’re still accepting applications.
- You will find comprehensive support services that will get you through college and into a great career.
- We are veteran-friendly, and we understand and respect the needs of veteran students.
- If you want to transfer in credits, we can typically review your transcripts of prior learning in less than one business day.
Contact Us Today!
Goodwin University will never sell your personal information to a third party. By submitting your contact information, you give permission to Goodwin University to contact you by phone, email, mail, and text message.
- ApplicationApply Now