October 9, 2009, Newsletter Issue #17: Tips for Finding a Nurse Practitioner Program

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With the aging population increasing, itís never been a better time to become a nurse practitioner. But once youíve decide to launch this career, youíll need to complete a bachelorís in nursing and earn a nurse practitioner's masterís degree. Read on to learn tips for finding a program.

Check out online directories. Companies like All Nursing Schools provide a free national directory of schools that offer nurse practitioner programs.

Contact your state nursing board. Your state nursing board is a great resource for finding nurse practitioner programs. They can provide you with a list of local programs, and verify if a program will qualify for licensure in your state.

Donít forget to connect with a staffing firm. Once youíre close to graduation, partner with a staffing firm who specializes in nurse practitioner†employment. Companies like ClinicalOne.com have relationships already established with employers, and can help you connect with jobs that arenít available on traditional career boards.

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