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Nurse Practitioner Job Overview

Also known as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), nurse practitioners may offer primary or specialty medical care to patients. These professionals may work independently or collaborate with doctors. The duties of nurse practitioners typically include:

  • Examining patients
  • Taking medical histories and documenting symptoms
  • Diagnosing illnesses and injuries
  • Administering medication and treatment
  • Performing and ordering diagnostic tests and evaluating the results
  • Operating medical equipment
  • Educating patients on living healthy lifestyles and managing their illnesses

Nurse practitioners may work in doctor's offices, hospitals, outpatient care centers, nursing homes and academic settings. Related occupations include doctor and nurse jobs.

Nurse Practitioner Job Education Requirements

The education requisite for nurse practitioner careers is similar to what is required for physician assistant jobs. Nurse practitioners must earn a master's degree from an accredited program, obtain a nursing license and pass a national certification exam. While not necessary for all APRN programs, a bachelor's degree in nursing is strongly preferred. Some programs also require applicants to have clinical experience. In most states, once nurse practitioners graduate from an accredited program, they must obtain a secondary license related to one of the APRN roles and a specific population (e.g., pediatric health or psychiatric health).

Nurse Practitioner Job Market

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the number of nurse practitioner jobs will grow by 31 percent in the next 10 years, which is significantly faster than the national average for all occupations. Currently, there are 113,370 nurse practitioner positions in the U.S. Of those jobs, 47 percent are in doctor's offices, 28 percent in hospitals, 6 percent in outpatient care centers, 4 percent in academic settings and 3 percent in the offices of other healthcare providers.

An aging population, increased focus on prevention and millions of newly insured patients will drive growth in the sector. A widespread shortage of doctors will also increase demand for alternative providers like APRNs. Additionally, many states are revisiting their APRN laws to expand nurse practitioners' scope of practice.

Nurse Practitioner Job Salary Information

According to the BLS, the mean annual wage for nurse practitioners in 2013 was $95,070. The highest-earning 10 percent of APRNs made $126,250, while the lowest-earning 10 percent made $66,960. Nurse practitioners working in personal care services had the highest average salaries, earning $117,300, while those working for colleges, universities and professional schools had the lowest average salaries, earning $87,610. Alaska, California and Oregon are the highest-paying states for this profession.

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CRAssociates has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Nurse Practitioner to help our veterans at our NE 410 Community Based Outpatient Clinic! Come support a veteran owned company who is dedicated to providing the best care available to those who have served while enjoying an excellent work life balance and work environment! Compensation: Excellent! Benefits: Covered malpractice, Continuing ...
NP – Pain Management - Nurse Practitioner – PMNP - Nurse – NP Staff - $80K+ Pain Management Nurse Practitioner Nurse Practitioner, NP Bellevue, WA area Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced nurse practitioner to work at a highly respected hospital located in Washington! Pain Management Nurse Practitioner - This is a full time, permanent position available fo...
NP - Nurse Practitioner – Nurse - NP Staff - $100K+ Nurse Practitioner Nurse Practitioner, NP Bristol, NH area Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced nurse practitioner to work at a highly respected hospital located in New Hampshire! Nurse Practitioner - This is a full time, permanent position available for immediate hire! - Top hospital in the area with ama...
Nurse Practitioner NP Physician Assistant (PA) Open Heart Location: Upscale Farmington Hills MI area Hospital: 275+ Bed Acute Care Hospital Non For Profit Hospital Responsibilities: Nurse Practitioner NP Physician Assistant (PA) Open Heart In collaboration with the surgeons, provide management of patients including rounding with the physician, daily progress notes, consultations, and procedu...
NP - Nurse Practitioner – Nurse – NP Staff Nurse Practitioner Nurse Practitioner, NP Milford, NH area Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced nurse practitioner to work at a highly respected hospital located in New Hampshire! Nurse Practitioner - This is a full time, permanent position available for immediate hire! - Top hospital in the area with amazing clin...
Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant – Family Practice Very Competitive Salary Range (DOE) Baltimore, MD area Numerous Openings due to growth! Here is a great opportunity for a highly motivated Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work at a highly reputable organization with an outstanding local and national reputation. Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant Positions based out...
Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant – Family Practice $85,000 - $105,000 Salary Range (DOE) Peterborough, NH area Busy Family Practice Here is a great opportunity for a highly motivated Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to take on the role of Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant at a highly reputable Family Practice facility with an outstanding local reputation. Family Practi...
Maxim Healthcare is seeking a Nurse Practitioner for a 3 month contract at the CU College of Nursing in Denver. Must have DEA license and full prescriptive authority. No new grads. Responsibilities include: Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physician in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care; record...
FNP Family Nurse Practitioner White Glove Placement has positions for experienced NP Nurse practitioner for per diem, full-time local temp contract and/or travel nurse assignments. If you are an NP Nurse practitioner with current or recent experience and are looking to start with a company that values quality healthcare, contact us at the given contact info or by applying to this job. White Glov...
Now Hiring! Full-Time Nurse Practitioner Medford, Oregon · 40 hours/week! · Excellent Salary! · Exceptional Bonus structure! Are you a highly motivated Nurse Practitioner with a passion for impacting lives of those you serve and care for? Welcome to NP2U! You have taken the first step towards a more meaningful career that will take your advanced education, training and experience to the nex...
Nurse Practitioner NP Location: Baltimore/DC Area Hospital: One of the top hospitals in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report 900+ bed Not-for-profit major teaching and research hospital. Ranked one of the best Cardiology and heart surgery programs. Specialties needed: Cardiology Vascular Surgery Heart Failure/Transplant Emergency GI Psychiatric Hospital offers outstanding...
Specialty: Psych Nurse Practitioner Location: Alexandria, VA Contract #: LT15690 • Location: Alexandria, VA • Specialty Requested: Psych NP • Reason For Opening: Recruiting • Start Date: ASAP • End Date: Ongoing • Minimum Length of Coverage: 2 months • Type of Clinic (MSG, SSG, Solo, CH): Behavorial Health • Hospital/Facility Size (# beds/exam rooms): 10 Clinics throughout Arlington & Fa...
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Responsible for providing diagnostic evaluations and conducting medication clinics, meeting the standards of theprofession and the agency. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Completes initial psychiatric assessments based on current DSM/ICD regulations and in accordance with agency timelines. Completes medical records and other documentation in a timely and accurate manner in accor...
The Providence Community Health Centers, Inc., (PCHC), largest FQHC in Rhode Island seeks experienced Family Nurse Practitioner(s) to provide high-quality primary care to culturally diverse population, regardless of socioeconomic status. As an NCQA Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, PCHC is a progressive organization with 10 health center sites in Providence that offer services in Allergy/Ast...
Medical Temporaries, Inc. Virginia Beach, VA
Nurse Practitioner opportunities are available in the Hampton Roads area. The facilities who have asked us to recruit are seeking candidates who would be interested in a long-term, permanent position. Prior experience in family medicine or emergency medicine is required. Locations: Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Hours: Full time, Primarily 8am - 5pm If you would like to learn more about these op...
RHCA Recruiting New Jersey, NJ
--Board Certified FNP's for dermatology offices along beautiful New Jersey coast. Several locations have openings. Full time position with training provided. New grads are welcome to apply. Participation in didactic and clinical training program as provided by facility. Upon completion of training program, is able to demonstrate competency in all aspects of clinical care. Must be able to work in...
Nurse Practitioner (NP) functions in advanced nursing utilizing written collaborative practice agreements with physician(s) to manage medical and nursing care needs of patients in clinic facilities. In addition, serves as clinical/educational resource for patient consultation. This person performs the duties of the Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse consistent with establish...
Favorite Healthcare Staffing Atlanta, GA
We need an Oncology Nurse Practitioner for a Contract order in Atlanta, GA. The Nurse Practitioner provides skilled professional nursing care to the patient as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with regulations as established by the governing body for Nurse Practitioners, the polices and procedures of Favorite Healthcare Staffing and the utilizing institution. Assignment of the Nurse P...
Marten Transport Boston, MA
Nurse Practitioner need in Boston MA. If you are looking for night life or prefer the arts Boston has something for everyone. Home to the Red Sox, Bruins, Pat's, and Celtics.Determine nature and extent of mental disorder and formulate a treatment program. Treat and direct treatment of patients utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications. Provide medication management for patients of the cl...
Favorite Healthcare Staffing Bayonne, NJ
Seeking Advanced Practice Nurses (NPs) for 13 week assignments in Bayonne, NJ. NPs will need to have at least 2 years ER experience for the triage and must be able to work every other weekend & holidays. BLS/ACLS/PALS are required certifications. Starting rate is $52/hour. If interested, please call 1-800-656-7517 for further details!...

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