Learn How To Become a Nurse Practitioner:

Do you have what it takes?
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Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (19 ratings)
695 students
1hr 28min of on-demand video
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  • Be a nurse or interested in health care


This course will outline nurse practitioner education including on-line vs traditional education plus the pro and con of either method.

This course will cover nurse practitioner study habits to use when in school and getting ready for the board examination.

This course will cover the basic requirement of clinical hours for nurse practitioners and discuss the average number of clinical hours completed

This course will cover nurse practitioner roles and responsibilities plus specialty designation such as family nurse practitioner, Adult Gero NP, Psychiatric Mental Health NP, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, etc.

This course will cover the hidden costs of nurse practitioner school and nurse practitioner professional costs after graduation.

This course will cover the costs of preparation to sit for the nurse practitioner specialty board

This course will cover nurse practitioner practice restrictions based on state regulations

This course will cover average nurse practitioner salary based on specialty and what leverage to use for future salary negotiations

This course will cover nurse practitioner reimbursement for services provided and what determines reimbursement

This course will provide nurse practitioner career advice and tips on how to survive as a new graduate nurse practitioner

This course will cover how nurse practitioners can leverage their degree to make more money

After taking this course, you have gained solid knowledge about the role of nurse practitioner and what it takes to become one to decide if this career path is the right choice for you in the future.

Who this course is for:

  • Registered nurses
  • Student registered nurses
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Patient care technicians
  • Certified Nurses Assistant


Shamika B the ID NP
Shamika Brooks
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 23 Reviews
  • 703 Students
  • 2 Courses

Shamika Brooks has been practicing nursing for more than 10 years and has been a nurse practitioner since 2015 when she graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She currently works as a nurse practitioner at Parkland hospital providing primary care, urgent care, and specialty care to those living with HIV/AIDS. Her duties also include being a member of the inpatient infectious disease consult service at Parkland. Shamika is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner in the state of Texas and also certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine as an HIV specialist. In her spare time, she participates in speaking engagements throughout the state of Texas educating health care personnel and providing prevention education to those in the community. She enjoys mentoring and educating new graduate and student nurse practitioners in her current role as preceptor and graduate clinical faculty at University of Texas at Arlington nursing program.

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