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Can I become a nurse practitioner with a non-nursing bachelor's degree?

If you have no experience in nursing, you have a long way to go before practicing as a nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioner represents a type of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) demanding extensive education and experience. You cannot become a nurse practitioner without a nursing degree.

To become a nurse practitioner you will need to earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.

We offer an MSN Direct Entry program for those with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree to provide a faster pathway to graduate-level study. You will then need to enroll in a post master’s certificate program to earn the specialty skills required to practice as an NP in the concentration of your choosing.

Learn more about our NP program options

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