20 Reasons to Become a Family Nurse Practitioner

If you love the idea of being a nurse, but you want to do more — such as make diagnosis and handle treatment plans autonomously — then you may want to think about becoming a family nurse practitioner (FNP). You’ll need to become a registered nurse (RN) first, and complete at least a master’s degree to gain that expanded scope of training you’ll need to practice.

This is an exciting field that is helping the health community deal with the growing shortage of general practitioners (GPs). Plus, you can go on to earn a doctoral degree, create your own practice, and make more money in the process. There are plenty more reasons to become an FNP, and we’ve included twenty of them here. Many of these reasons include links to newspaper articles to show you how NPs are making a difference.

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