How Do You Become a Family Nurse Practitioner?

To become a family nurse practitioner, you need to complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and then you will need to pass your state registered nurse exam to become a licensed RN. It is suggested that you work for at least a year as an RN to gain some real-world experience before applying to a master’s degree program, which is the next step in the process. Once you have completed a family nurse practitioner master’s program, you will need to pass the FNP certification exam.