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Individuals who enjoy providing care, emotional support, and education to patients regarding their health condition.

Median Annual Salary:

$104,610


Wendy Nix - Nurse Practitioner
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Job Description

Serves as an advanced practice nurse that provides the primary level of care in collaboration with physicians and other members of the health care team to a specific patient population in the outpatient and/or the inpatient setting. Maintains an advanced knowledge base and skills in health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, physical and psychosocial assessment, and management of health and illness in the health care of individuals. Bachelor's degree and RN certification required, Master's degree required, and three years experience.

Patient Contact

High – Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), work closely with patients and their families to coordinate patient care and may provide primary and specialty healthcare to their patients in place of a physician. The scope of practice varies from state to state but many nurse practitioners work in a wide variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, physicians' offices, schools, and clinics and most work full time.

Employment Outlook

Employment of advanced care nurses is expected to grow 26% from 2010 to 2020. Growth will occur primarily due to technological advancements, allowing a greater number of health problems to be treated; an increased emphasis on preventive care; and the large, aging baby boomer population who demand more health care services as they live longer, more active lives.

Education

Masters – 3 - 5 Years

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Tags

  • Patient Diagnosis
  • Patient Information
  • Patient Care
  • Patient Treatment
  • Patient Education
  • Patient Support
  • Clinical Work
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Procedures