ONLINE NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAMS

Online nurse practitioner programs are great options for those looking to pursue high level careers by advancing their education and becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses that fall into different categories with a specific focus and purpose. Some examples of nurse practitioners include: a family nurse practitioner, a neonatal nurse practitioner, a gerontological nurse practitioner, and a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner.

While requirements vary by state, generally in order to become a nurse practitioner, one must hold both a Masters in Nursing degree and a license from an approved licensing body. Nurse practitioners enjoy the benefit of working with patients directly by diagnosing and treating illnesses. They also enjoy a higher nursing salary than Registered Nurses earn on average.

There are several paths to becoming a Nurse Practitioner. While many pursuing a Masters in Nursing are often working as Registered Nurse, an online nurse practitioner program offers flexible and coursework. For this reason, many nursing professionals prefer the option of the fulfilling their credits online. Regardless of their geographic affiliation, nursing professionals are able to attend the degree program of their choice online, instead of having to choose the classroom program closest to home. Many university programs allow their student to combine their coursework with clinical experience and gain on hands-on nursing experience. An online nurse practitioner program is a fascinating and lucrative option for those looking to supplement their nursing education and advance their career.


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FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

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