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Nurse Practitioner. Sara Riley. What I knew. They are highly trained nurses Have a lot of responsibilities They are the most advanced nurse there is. What I wanted to learn. What they do Different kinds of Nurse Practitioners Dangers Hours Wages Schooling Competition
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Nurse Practitioner Sara Riley
What I knew • They are highly trained nurses • Have a lot of responsibilities • They are the most advanced nurse there is
What I wanted to learn • What they do • Different kinds of Nurse Practitioners • Dangers • Hours • Wages • Schooling • Competition • Work Environment
What are they? A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse who has received special training and perform many of the duties of physicians
What do they do? Nurse Practitioners do many things such as: • Record Patients medical information • Do physical exams • Prescribe medicine • Process, analyze, and evaluate information provided by patients. • Write and manage care plans for patients
What do they do? • Schedule work of staff • Possibly deliver babies • Perform and interpret laboratory test • Make decisions and solve problems • Develop health programs • Counsel people about family planning and mental illness • Teach public about health education, child care, nutrition
Requirements The requirements to become a NP: • Obtaining a masters degree which requires 2 years beyond a bachelors degree • Graduate level courses in health sciences • Courses in diagnosis and clinical management of health and illness • Several semesters of supervised clinical practice to demonstrate ability in providing health care • Graduate Nursing degree and must be certified to practice in Oregon • Complete a program in a specialty area
What do they do? • Other work activities: • Communicate with people inside and outside of the organization • Supervise others and document information • Explain information • Monitor and control supplies • Give advice Must have knowledge in: • Therapy • Medicine • Biology • Chemistry • Nursing • Health Care • Anatomy and Physiology • Starting wages vary between • $5, 560 to $6,000 per month and full time NPs generally receive benefits like paid vacation, sick leave and health insurance
Job Outlook • Good job prospects are expected • Depends on the healthcare industry’s dependence on highly trained nurses to take on more of the work of physicians • Also depends on advances in technology, government regulations, and changes in health care funding
Florence Nightingale • Pioneer Nurse born in Florence, Italy on May 12, 1820 • Was taught Greek, Latin, French, German, Italian, History, Philosophy and Mathematics • Wrote the book Notes on Nursing • Influenced by Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to qualify as a doctor in the US • Begancaring for soldiers when she saw the their injuries, infections, and filthy living quarters • Dubbed “The lady with the lamp”
Interview Questions • What made you want to become a nurse so badly? • Were you respected by the soldiers? • Did your Parents disapprove? • Were you scorned by other women for having a job? • How long did it take to achieve your goal of becoming a nurse?
News Article ‘AAP plans to clarify role of Nurse Practitioners’ The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) opposes the independent practice of Nurse Practitioners. AAP chapter leaders argued that the language in the Addendum to the Joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home could be interpreted to mean that those supporting the policy also supported nurse practitioners right to operate independent practices.
How I feel • After Researching this profession, I have decided that it would be too much responsibility for me to handle, and allot of paperwork to do for each patient. • I would get overwhelmed with work easily and wouldn’t have enough time to relax or be with my family. Overall, it doesn’t sound like a great job.