It can take roughly 3-5 years to go from non-nurse to NP through our program options but it depends on what education you’ve already earned and how quickly you want to progress. Discover how to go from non-nursing to nurse practitionerExplore Now Other Questions How will I attend class with the time difference? What else do I need to consider before enrolling in a FNP program? Where do medical records technicians work? Can I become a medical coder online?