Nursing states, “Nurses promote health, prevent disease and help patients cope with illness. They have a unique scope of practice and can practice independently, although they also collaborate with all members of the health care team to provide the care needed by each patient as an individual. Nurses advocate for their patients and patients’ families. They develop and manage nursing care plans and instruct patients and their families in proper care. As educators, they help whole communities by teaching individuals and groups how to take steps to improve or maintain their health.”

Nursing Degree Comparison

The NursingCAS Program Directory is a comprehensive resource to find information and admissions requirements about participating programs for all educational levels including BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD programs.

For further information about the nursing profession, please visit the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is also a helpful resource.

From the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA): PAs & NPs: Similarities & Differences

Application service: NursingCAS

Standardized test: The standardized testing requirements for graduate nursing programs vary. Some programs require the Graduate Records Examination (GRE), the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).