Earn a BSN
The ABSN program at CSP lets you earn a BSN in as few as 16 months.
Pass the NCLEX-RN®
We recommend taking the exam within a few months of graduating, while you still remember much of what you’ve learned.
Gain experience as a registered nurse
Working as a nurse will help you determine your career direction.
Earn an MSN within the next 2—3 years
Now is the time to decide whether to pursue general practice or a specialization—such as pediatrics, oncology, or psychiatric nursing.
Pass an NP certification exam
The following agencies offer exams recognized by the boards of nursing in all states:
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- American Nurses Credentialing Center
- Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
- National Certification Corporation
Obtain an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license
Visit aanp.org to learn more about licensure and other requirements in your home state.