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.
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.