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  1. Nurse Practitioner (NP) By: Ameriah Smith

  2. WHAT KIND OF NURSE Practitioner ARE THERE ? Some Certified Nurse Practitioner specialties: • Family • Adult • Pediatric • Geriatric • Women/Midwifery Health Care • Neonatal • Acute Care • Occupational Health

  3. NP • Is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced training in diagnosing and treating illness. • Work independently • NPs can then diagnose certain diseases & provide appropriate treatment for the patients, including prescribing select medications. • NPs can serve as a patient's primary health care provider, & can see patients of all ages depending on their specialty.

  4. Education & Training • Must Have a Master Degree • These nurses received there masters detailed training. • First bachelor’s degree in nursing. • Nurse practitioner programs lead to a master’s degree, and generally take 2 years to complete.

  5. Earnings … • Yearly income for full-time NP can be about 40,000 to 200,000 • Part time NP are paid by the hour • NP’s that work full –time receive benefits.

  6. Workplace & Abilities • Usually work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. • They usually work indoors in offices and treatment rooms. • Nurse practitioners usually work a 5-day, 40-hour week. • Able to calm people who are scared or in pain

  7. Credentials • Highest earned academic degree in or related to nursing. • Nursing licensure • Nursing certification

  8. License requirements • To qualify for licensure, aspiring nurse practitioners (NP) must first complete the education and training requirements to become a registered nurse, or RN, in their state. • In all states, registered nurses must pass the National Council Licensure Examination, or the NCLEX-RN. • RNs who want to continue their education to become a NP must first earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. • RNs who have a diploma or associate's degree (ADN) in nursing must upgrade their education by taking a diploma- or ADN-BSN bridge program. • There is no licensure exam for NP similar to NCLEX-PN for practical nurses or NCLEX-RN for registered nurses. • must apply to their state in order to be licensed. • NP must have a master's degree and have taken certain courses like advanced physical assessment or pharmacology. • License must be renewed at certain intervals, such as every three years.