Added by Pat Williams on April 8, 2012
Nurse Practitioner Career Information announces the launch of its informative site that provides information about nurse practitioner career training, family nurse practitioner career training, and many other types of career training information at http://www.NursePractitionerCareerInformation.com
“US registered nursees seeking additional challenges in their careers, or those considering a career in healthcare, you should take the time to find out about nurse practitioner career information. The job outlook for a nurse practitioner, or NP, is very positive, as the need for these kinds of professionals continues to outpace the number of practitioners available to fill openings. The average salary for a nurse practitioner is around US$89,000, which can vary based on a range of factors,” said a spokesperson.
The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) takes nursing a step or two beyond the doctor’s assistant role in the doctor’s office, urgent care clinic, and hospital. A nurse practitioner is someone who has obtained a degree in nursing and is a registered nurse, but then as gone on educationally. To become a nurse practitioner, RNs must complete post graduate work as well, that often leads to a masters degree, plus family nurse practitioner career training or neonatal nurse practitioner career training. A residency program is also required. With this training and education, RNs are able to perform many of the medical examination and maintenance duties that were once performed only by doctors – this is an added value to patients because it offers another level of care, making medical care even more accessible and more affordable.
“Whether you prefer to work in an office or department that focuses on adult health or that of children or infants, you will find that there an educational program that will work for you. Child health and child psychology require a different set of skills at times than adult health would, and that is why the various programs involve specific residency requirements. These residency placements offer further opportunity to build contacts learn of openings that would be a great fit for you”, added the spokesperson.
Find out more by visiting http://www.NursePractitionerCareerInformation.com