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.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.