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Becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner

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David Huckshttps://myrtlebeachsc.com
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

Becoming a family nurse practitioner or FNP is an exciting career choice. It can be rewarding and fulfilling to help people in your community through holistic care while also providing stability for the whole family.

Becoming a family nurse practitioner requires years of education and training, but it is worth the effort to achieve this rewarding career. First, you will need at least an associate degree in nursing (ADN) before moving on to your bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). Afterward, you will need four additional years of education to become a family nurse practitioner.

You will need to complete a nurse practitioner program. Many universities offer these programs, so you’ll be able to pick the one that is best suited for you and your interests. Carson-Newman University is an excellent choice. 

Becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner usually takes about five to seven years of education. One must complete their undergraduate degree or bachelor’s in nursing (BSN) and then attend a graduate program for another four years to earn the Master’sMaster’s Degree as a family nurse practitioner (MSN).

The final step is becoming board certified by taking a certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This is not to say that one has to start from scratch and become an RN first because there are accelerated programs for nurses who have already obtained their bachelor’s degree in another field.

The field of nursing is a popular and rewarding profession with many options. One such opportunity for those interested in working with families is becoming a family nurse practitioner. Although it can be challenging, one can take steps to become an FNP that will put them on the right track towards getting into practice quickly.


Infographic designed by: Carson-Newman University

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