How To Become A Nurse Practitioner [Infographic]

nurse practitioner how toBy Claire Kaufman

Want to do good and be rewarded for it? Nurse practitioners bring together compassionate nursing and expert primary care. And nurse practitioners benefit from a booming job market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 26 percent job growth in the coming decade, 2010-2020.

Nurse practitioners, one of four advanced nursing specialties, work side by side with doctors to diagnose illness, prescribe medicine and treat patients. But whereas M.D.s may invest 7 to 11 years in their education and residency, N.P.s are ready to work after two years of graduate school. Learn how to launch your nurse practitioner career and take advantage of historic demand for advanced practice nurses.

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Jessica Ayub

I am a Higher Education Career Advisor working with Healthcare students and alumni. Please note, recent changes in requirements now mean, a Doctorate will be necessary by 2015 for all NPs to practice. You can see this article for more on the American Association of Colleges of Nurses website:

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