Can you become a nurse practitioner with a biology major? Accelerated NP programs allow RNs who hold a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing discipline to satisfy BSN requirements before fulfilling nurse practitioner prerequisites. While most programs set slightly different admissions criteria, they also hold some similarities.
Programs often require applicants to meet a minimum GPA requirement, such as 3.0 or higher. Other nurse practitioner admission requirements include a completed application, official transcripts, a statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. Applicants may also need to take prerequisite courses in nutrition and human anatomy.
Candidates often hold at least two years of RN experience prior to admission, along with a strong academic record. Accelerated bachelor's programs typically last 2-4 years and consist of 45-55 course credits.
Students can explore a variety of flexible online programs, pursue their degree on campus, or enroll in hybrid programs, depending on their learning style.
Some NP programs accept applicants who do not hold an RN license and hold a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing discipline. These learners often hold a degree in a health or science-related field and must complete relevant prerequisite coursework.