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Description

"Advanced Practice Nurses" include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists (CNS), nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives and others. They are primary and acute health care providers. License depends on specialty and generally allows advanced practice nurses to conduct physical exams, order and interpret lab tests, diagnose and treat illnesses, and counsel patients. They are independent practitioners.

A Guide for Minorities in Nursing
Advanced Practice Nurses
Advanced Practice Nursing: A New Age in Health Care
Advanced Practice Nursing Info
AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund
AfterCollege Nursing Student Scholarship
Allnurses.com
All Nursing Schools: Your Guide to Nursing Education and Careers
American Academy of Nursing
American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN); Scholarships; AAMN Annual Conference, September 22-24, 2016
American Association of Colleges of Nursing Financial Aid Information; Student Scholarship Programs
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
American Nurses Association (ANA); ANA Annual Conference, March 8-10, 2017
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA); Grants and Scholarships; APNA Annual Conference, October 19-22, 2016
Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA)
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN); AORN Scholarships and Grants
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Bureau of Health Professions - Division of Nursing
CampusRN.com
Career Planning for Nursing
Discover Nursing
DNP vs PhD in Nursing: What's the Difference?
Doctor of Nursing Practice Fact Sheet
Doctoral Programs and Degrees
Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS); ENRS Annual Conference, April 5-7, 2017
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA); ENA Foundation Scholarship Opportunities; ENA Annual Conference, September 14-17, 2016
Exceptional Nurse.com
Exploring Nursing Career Options
Family Nurse Practitioner Career Information
Federal Nursing Student Loans
Financial Aid Information
5 Reasons to Get a Doctorate Degree in Nursing
Frontier Nursing University Courier Program Summer Health Internships
Funding Your Nursing School Education
Guide to Paying for Nursing School
How to Become a Family Nurse Practitioner
How to Become a Neonatal Nurse: Neonatal Nursing Schools and Careers
How to Become a Nurse: Nursing Programs and Careers
How to Become a Nurse Practitioner: Nurse Practitioner Programs and Careers
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) 16-Month Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program for Qualified Clark Students
Massachusetts Nurses Association; Massachusetts Nurses Foundation Scholarships
Masters in Nursing Guide
Men in Nursing
Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS); MNRS Annual Conference, April 6-9, 2017
MinorityNurse.com; Scholarship Listing
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN); NAHN Nursing Scholarships
National Black Nurses Association (NBNA); NBNA Scholarship Program
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR); NINR Links
National League for Nursing (NLN); NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Awards
National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA)
Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners Occupational Outlook
Nurse.com
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program; Loan Repayment Program
NurseGroups.com
Nurse Occupational Outlook
Nurse.org
Nurse Practitioner Career Guide
Nurse Practitioner Career Overview
Nurse Practitioner Job Profile
Nurse Profiles
Nurse Salaries
Nurse Scholarships
Nurses Educational Funds (NEF); NEF Scholarship Application Process
Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow Career Profiles
Nursing Degree Breakdown
Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program
Nursing Explorer
Nursing License Map
NursingLicensure.org
Nursing Organizations
Nursing Outlook Journal
Nursing Overview
Nursing Pre-Entrance Exam Online Course
Nursing Scholarship
Nursing Scholarship Opportunities
NursingScholarship.us
Nursing Scholarships
Nursing Scholarships and Financial Aid
Nursing School
NursingSchool411.com
Nursing School Student Loans
Nursing Schools Guide
Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OJIN)
Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG)
Registered Nurse Job Profile
San Francisco State University Pre-Nursing Post-Bac Program
Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources for Nursing Students
Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS)
State Nurses Associations
Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing eJournal
TravelNursing.org Nursing Education Scholarship
Types of Nursing Degrees
University of Massachusetts Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences Graduate Nursing Program Information Sessions
Western Institute of Nursing (WIN); WIN Annual Conference, April 19-22, 2017
What Is Advanced Practice Nursing?
What Is Nursing?
Worcester District Medical Society (WMDS)/Worcester District Medical Society Alliance (WDMSA) Nursing Scholarship Fund
Worcester Nursing Pipeline Consortium
Your Nursing Career: A Look at the Facts

Degree

Advanced Practice Programs are Master's Degree Programs leading to M.S.N. Types of Advanced Practice Nurses include N.P. (Nurse Practitioner), C.N.S (Clinical Nurse Specialist), Nurse-Midwife, Nurse Anesthetist, and others.

Program Length

2 years beyond the B.S.N. Accelerated B.S.N. Programs, 1 year. Direct Entry Master's Programs, approximately 3 years.

Professional Schools' Organization

AACN (American Association of Colleges of Nursing); Nursing Program Search
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing; Search ACEN Accredited Nursing Programs
Best Nursing Programs
Find a Nursing School
Graduate Entry Pathway (GEP) into Nursing at UMass. Med.
Master's in Nursing Programs
NLN Foundation for Nursing Education
Nursing Graduate School Programs
Nursing Program Ranking
Nursing Schools and Colleges

Application Service

NursingCAS (Nursing Centralized Application Service)

Academic Admission Requirements

Direct Entry Master's Programs vary in their requirements. Some common requirements include Human Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, General Chemistry, Statistics, Psychology (Developmental, Abnormal), English.

Admission Exam

GRE (Graduate Record Exam)

Personal Attributes & Experiences

Maturity, motivation, commitment to and interest in working closely with patients, sense of activism and interest in social justice, ability to work independently. Direct patient care experience.

Recommendation Letters

Individual letters of support.