Why did you choose to be a nurse practitioner?
Nursing is a constant field of learning, and I knew that I wanted to pursue a higher level. Nurse practitioner appealed to me because I wanted to care for my patients on a different level and give the whole perspective, already having the experience as a nurse, and to give provider care as well.
How long is schooling for a nurse practitioner?
six to eight years
What is the fastest way to become a nurse practitioner?
Direct Entry MSN Programs Offer a Quicker Path to Becoming a Nurse PractitionerStep 1: Earn a Master’s in Nursing. Step 2: Get Your Nursing License. Step 3: Gain Experience in the Field. Step 4: Obtain a Nurse Practitioner Certificate. Step 5: Secure APRN Licensure.
Who makes more PAs or NPs?
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), the 2018 median pay for Nurse Practitioners is roughly $140,000 per year or $53 per hour. In comparison, 2017 median pay for Physician Assistants is over $108,000 per year or $52 per hour. It is worth noting that salary can widely differ from state to state.