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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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NP – Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – Nurse - $100K+ Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Nurse Practitioner, NP Horizon City, TX area Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced nurse practitioner to work at a highly respected hospital located in Texas! Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - This is a full time, permanent position available for immediate hire! - Top hospita...
Specialty: Nurse Practitioner Location: Carrizo Springs, TX 78834 Contract#: LT 50472 Competitive Salary! Location: South Texas Specialty Requested: FNP Other Acceptable Specialties: PA Reason For Opening: Growth Start Date: anytime End Date or Ongoing Coverage: TPO Minimum Length of Initial Coverage: 30 days candidate needs to be willing to commit for 2yr contract Type of Clinic (MSG, ...
NP - Nurse Practitioner – Physician Assistant - Nurse - $100K+ Nurse Practitioner – Physician Assistant Registered Nurse, RN Indianapolis, IN area Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced nurse practitioner to work at a highly respected hospital located in Indiana! Nurse Practitioner – Physician Assistant - This is a full time, permanent position available for ...
Physician Assistant/Family Nurse Practitioner/ Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Bronx and Brooklyn, NY The Floating Hospital, a non-profit healthcare provider, is seeking a highly motivated Physician Assistant, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for immediate placement. Essential duties include: · Provides medical care to ACS adolescents during sick visits · Performs well-...
NP - Nurse Practitioner – Nurse Manager / Site Leader $125k Clinic Manager / Site Leader – Primary Care Top Institution Needs to have a primary care background Nurse Practitioner Locations include : Cambridge, Salem, Braintree $100,000 - $130,000 Under general direction, the incumbent is a Registered Nurse or an Advanced Practice Nurse who ensures that nurses at a designated site contribute...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Family Nurse Practitioner in beautiful CA. Fresno, CA; Clovis, CA Full-Time $70,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Family Nurse Practitioner in beautiful CA. Fresno, CA; Clovis, CA Full-Time $70,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Family Nurse Practitioner wi...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Family Nurse Practitioner in beautiful CA. Bakersfield, CA; Fresno, CA Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Family Nurse Practitioner in beautiful CA. Bakersfield, CA; Fresno, CA Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Family Nurse Pract...
Nurse Practitioner – Oncology – Hematology - Nurse – NP Staff NP – Hematology / Oncology Nurse Practitioner, NP Columbus, OH area Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Nurse Practitioner to work at a highly respected hospital located in Ohio! NP – Hematology / Oncology - This is a full time, permanent position available for immediate hire! - Top hospital in...
Emergency Nurse Practitioner Near Medford, OR and Redding, CA My client is a not-for-profit, community benefit regional healthcare center serving some 120,000 people in a 10,000 square mile area in south central Oregon and Northeastern California. They combine small-town charm and neighborliness with big-city medical expertise in their 170+ bed facility. The community is at the base of the majes...
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...
Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner – Cardiac NP – NP Staff – $90K+ Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner Registered Nurse, RN Dallas, TX Here's an incredible opportunity for an experienced Nurse Practitioner to work at a respected and reputable hospital located in the Dallas, TX! Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner - This is a full time, permanent position available for immediate hire! - Top hospi...
Specialty: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Location: Alexandria, LA Contract #:LT 27049 Location: Central LA Specialty Requested: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Reason For Opening: Recruiting Start Date: ASAP End Date: Ongoing Minimum Length of Coverage: 3 Months Type of Clinic (MSG, SSG, Solo, CH): Primary Care Hospital/Facility Size (# beds/exam rooms): 10-11 exam rooms Schedule: Weds ...
Speciality: Nurse Practitioner Location: Jane Lew, WV Contract #: LT 57174 • Location: West Virginia • Specialty Requested: Nurse Practitioner • Other Acceptable Specialties: Physician Assistant • Reason For Opening: Vacancy • Start Date: ASAP • End Date or Ongoing Coverage: Ongoing • Minimum Length of Initial Coverage: 2 Months • Type of Clinic (MSG, SSG, Solo, CH): Primary Care Walk-In...
Specialty: Nurse Practitioner Location: Buffalo, NY Contract#: LT 83648 Competitive Salary! • Location: Upstate New York • Specialty Requested: Neonatal NP • Start Date: ASAP (pending hospital privileges) • End Date: Ongoing • Type of Clinic (MSG, SSG, Solo, CH): Hospital • Hospital/Facility Size (# beds/exam rooms): 15-bed Level II NICU / 20-bed Level III NICU • Schedule: 9 and 12-hour ...
Great opportunity for an Emergency Room Nurse Practitioner (NP) at an integrated healthcare system that includes a not-for-profit hospital, and an extensive network of physicians and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Offering a Sign On Bonus and possible Relocation Assistance. The Cardiology Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive care to clients by formulating a plan based...
Great opportunity for an OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner (NP) at an integrated healthcare system that includes a not-for-profit hospital, and an extensive network of physicians and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Offering a Sign On Bonus and possible Relocation Assistance. The Cardiology Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive care to clients by formulating a plan based on asse...
Great opportunity for a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner (NP) at an integrated healthcare system that includes a not-for-profit hospital, and an extensive network of physicians and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Offering a Sign On Bonus and possible Relocation Assistance. The Cardiology Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive care to clients by formulating a plan based on a...
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 – Employee Health - Nurse – NP Staff - $120K+ Nurse Practitioner – Employee Health Nurse Practitioner, NP Stockton, CA area Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Nurse Practitioner to work at a highly respected hospital located in California! Nurse Practitioner – Employee Health - This is a full time, permanent position available for immed...
Specialty: Hospitalist Location: Albuquerque, NM Contract#: LT 84027 Competitive Salary! Location: Albuquerque, NM Specialty Requested: Nocturnist NP Other Acceptable Specialties: N/A Reason For Opening: Growth Start Date: August 1st, 2014 End Date: ongoing Minimum Length of Coverage: at least 3 months Type of Clinic (MSG, SSG, Solo, CH): Hospital Hospital/Facility Size (# beds/exam ro...

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