Nurse Practitioners are in demand because they have specialized knowledge and can fill the need for primary care and experienced staff in outpatient centers, hospitals, and rural areas.
You’ll teach patients and their families about diseases, processes, treatment and the best ways to stay healthy.
Part of your responsibilities will include managing other nurses.
Your scope of practice will depend on your state regulations, ranging from full practice, to restricted practice supervised by another healthcare provider.
- Colleges and Universities
- Doctors’ offices
- Your own practice
Get your Board Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
You’re ready to work as a Nurse Practitioner.
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