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An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who provides primary and specialty care, help patients holistically through diagnostics, treatment and education.

High demand

Nurse Practitioners are highly in demand because they have specialized knowledge and can fill the need for primary care and experienced staff in outpatient centers and rural areas

Education Requirements
Average Annual Salary
Attributes of a Nurse Practitioner
Varied Work
Your days will involve different tasks, patients, and circumstances.
A set routine will allow you to anticipate and expertly manage every situation.
You'll get to know your patients, through direct contact and hands-on interaction.
Your experience will give you the opportunity to work on your own and even open your own practice.
This speciality will open the door many diverse opportunities, giving you lots of flexibility and the chance increase your earnings as you get further your career.
What you’ll do
What you'll do


You'll examine patients and use information about their physical symptoms, and psychological and environmental circumstances to determine what is wrong.


Part of your responsibilities will include managing other nurses.

Prescribe and treat

You'll decide what medication a patient needs as well as look at the bigger picture and come up holistic treatment plans.


You'll teach patients and their families about diseases, processes, and the best ways to stay healthy.

Where you'll work
  • Hospitals
  • Doctors' office
  • Clinics
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Your own practice
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How to become a Nurse Practitioner


Get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


Get the right amount of experience for your specialty.


Pass the NCLEX-RN


Get Your Board Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Get a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

A Certified Nurse Midwife's role is also structured.
A Cardiac Care Nurse also provides continual care for patients.
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