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Nurse Practitioner

"Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who are prepared, through advanced education and clinical training, to provide a wide range of preventive and acute health care services to individuals of all ages. NPs complete graduate-level education preparation that leads to a master's degree. NPs take health histories and provide complete physical examinations; diagnose and treat many common acute and chronic problems; interpret laboratory results and X-rays; prescribe and manage medications and other therapies; provide health teaching and supportive counseling with an emphasis on prevention of illness and health maintenance; and refer patients to other health professionals as needed."

(American College of Nurse Practitioners)

Programs

Admission Requirements

  • Most programs look for a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • The required courses vary with the program
  • Some programs require a GRE score
  • Letters of Recommendations
  • Experience in healthcare is required

Timeline

Applications are submitted to and reviewed by individual programs, applicants should investigate the requirements and deadlines of the programs in which they are interested

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