Future Career

Nurse Practitioner

When I get out of school, I would like to go to college and get a degree in nursing. I would like to be a Nurse Practitioner. I would like to work at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. To become a Nurse Practitioner, you must have a 4-year degree program in a nursing-related field. You must also get a Nurse Practitioner (NP) Degree. These degrees can take 2-4 years. You can get this education at West Virginia University and University of Pittsburgh. To be considered for Freshmen admission at WVU, you must have 4 English credits, 4 college preparatory mathematics credits, 3 credits of social studies, 3 credits of science, 2 credits of foreign language (must be the same language), and one credit of fine arts in high school. The average student enrolled in WVU's fall 2013 freshmen class had a 3.39 high school a GPA, a composite ACT score of 23.6, and/or a combined Math and Critical ReadingSAT score of 1052. High school students eligible for admission to the University are admitted directly into nursing if they meet the following criteria: a 3.5-4.0 GPA, an ACT composite of 25-28, or an SAT 1150-1260 Combined Critical Reading And Math. High school students eligible for pre-nursing status will need to have the following requirements: 3.0-3.2 or higher, an ACT 21-23 composite, or an SAT 990-1070 Combined Critical Reading and Math. To get into the nursing program at University of Pittsburgh, you need 4 English credits, 4 mathematics credits, 3 laboratory science credits, 3 social studies credits, and 5 academic elective credits in high school. The obstacles I will face to reaching this goal are needing to have very good grades in high school and needing to get good scores on ACT's and SAT's. To overcome these obstacles, I will need to study outside of school and get my assignments in on time.


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