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What is the difference between a Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Nurse?

I am thinking about going back to school to become a Nurse Practioner or Advanced Practice Nurse. I am trying to figure out what is the difference, and how does one become one? I am already have a BA in Psychology.

Asked By: EndymionSpilos - 12/19/2006
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Answered By: jmflahiff - 12/20/2006
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A NP is an advanced practice nurse. It is great that you have your BA in pysch. There classes that you won't have to take over. I don't know any school that will let you go from pysch straight to be a NP. I go to school for nursing. First, they will want you get your BSN in nursing ,and THEN work as a nurse before or... More
Answered By: satin360 - 12/20/2006
 
The first 2 answers are great, so I only have one thing to add... More
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