A nurse practitioner program is a type of advanced nursing program or degree that RNs or registered nurses can take so that they can specialize in a specific area such as geriatric care, family health or women's health. Graduates of this program can pursue various nursing careers such as a career as a CNM or a Certified Nurse Midwife, a CRNA or a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist or a CNS or a Clinical Nurse Specialist.

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NP programs can provide RNs with extensive additional education and training so that they can perform more advanced and comprehensive roles as a nurse later on. As a matter of fact, because of the extent of studies and training that NP program students go through, they can actually serve as the primary healthcare provider of their patients and can see patients of all ages, depending on the specialty that they have.

Upon completion of a nurse practitioner program, an individual should then take a certification exam based on his or her specialty. Today, NPs can be certified in various areas of specialty such as Pediatrics, Family Health or FNP, Neonatology or NNP, Gerontology or GNP, and Psychiatry and Mental Health or PMHNP.