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The best nurse practitioner schools by region

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The trend of established nurses going on to further their education to the Masters or Doctorate level is growing, especially in light of the current economy, and the growing need for more doctors and nurse practitioners across the country.

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The best nurse practitioner schools by region

  1. 1. The Best NursePractitioner Schools By Region
  2. 2. The trend of established nurses going on to further their education to the Master’s or Doctorate level is growing, especially in light of the current economy, and the growing need for more doctors and nurse practitioners across the country.
  3. 3. A good many of them are already employed as registered nurses, and they want to find good nurse practitioner schools from which they can get the best education possible.There are some great schools all over the country that could easily fill that need.
  4. 4. East Coast schoolsAlong the East Coast of the United States, a good number of colleges and universities have expanded their nursing programs to include Masters of Nursing programs, and some have even opened up the rolls to Doctorate degrees in medicine, just for nurses.
  5. 5. A great example of this is the College of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Their expanded program from Masters into Doctorate also include two-year research studies, and the ability to specialize in a wide range of fields.
  6. 6. MidwestAs far as great nurse practitioner schools are concerned, two of the finest in the country can be found in the Midwest. The University of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest schools in the country to offer nurse practitioner degrees, and have recently expanded their studies to include Neonatal and Pediatric specialty opportunities.
  7. 7. The University of Illinois at Chicago, on the other hand, has the only nursing college offering specializations in Urban Health, Mental Health, and Women’s Health.The only other school to offer similar programs is in New York City.
  8. 8. WestSome of the best schools in the country can be found on the list of Colorado nursing practitioner schools. The University of Colorado, for example, introduced their Nurse Practitioner program back in 1965, and was one of the first schools to address the problem of insufficient health care for children.
  9. 9. Since then, they now offer specialties and research programs in the fields of midwifery, neonatal, pediatrics, gerontology, anesthesiology, endocrinology, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology and nephrology.
  10. 10. West Coast The University of Washington at Tacoma was one of the first universities on the west coast to offer studies at a college of nursing, and the only school in Washington State where nurses can earn their advanced degrees in a hybrid program of online and in-person classes.
  11. 11. A field unique to this school is that of their Masters of Science program for nurse practitioners, which includes specializations in environmental studies and emergency management.
  12. 12. The top honors for California nurse practitioner schools has to go to the University of California at San Francisco.Their School of Nursing has been broken down into four distinct schools for all advanced study, including Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate programs.
  13. 13. Those schools include: Family Health Care and Nursing; Community Health Systems; Physiological Nursing; and Social and Behavioral Sciences.Research study programs, sponsored by major pharmaceutical companies are also available here, and graduates can often find employment with those companies, or at other research facilities around the world. http://www.nursepractitionercareerinformation.com

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