To become a geriatric nurse practitioner in the US, there are certain educational and licensure requirements you will have to meet. Aspiring geriatric nurses will have to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and clear the NCLEX-RN exam to enter the workforce as a registered nurse (RN). Following this, registered nurses will have to complete a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a specialization in geriatric care. Once this is complete, you will have to pass the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam. This certification would be valid for five years and has to be periodically renewed to remain valid. After the successful completion of the certification exam, newly qualified geriatric nurses can start looking for jobs in their local hospitals or healthcare centers.