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Nurse Practitioner Nursing Healthcare
 
Description    
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are nurses who have completed a master’s nursing degree or post-master’s training in providing preventive and medical health care to individuals and families in collaboration with a physician. NPs provide comprehensive health promotion services to ambulatory clients, evaluate presenting problems at the client’s initial contact with the primary care system, and provide continuing care to clients with acute illness and stable chronic illness. Nurse practitioners also educate patients about staying healthy. They often take care of special populations such as the rural poor, migrant farm workers, elderly persons, and children. In communities or facilities with few physicians, nurse practitioners are especially important as providers of health care.
     
Annual Pay Education Needed Where to Get Education
$45,000-$90,000 Must be trained as an RN and complete a graduate or post-Master's nurse practitioner certificate before being eligible for a national certifying exam UNCG-JSNN (MSN, Certs), WSSU (MSN, Cert)
     
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EMT -- Basic Job Family: Emergency Services Cluster: Healthcare
EMT -- Intermediate Job Family: Emergency Services Cluster: Healthcare
EMT -- Paramedic (including Critical Care) Job Family: Emergency Services Cluster: Healthcare
Full professors Job Family: Medical Educator Cluster: Healthcare
Associate professors Job Family: Medical Educator Cluster: Healthcare
Ass't professors Job Family: Medical Educator Cluster: Healthcare
OT/PT/RT and other speciality instructors Job Family: Medical Educator Cluster: Healthcare
Nursing school instructors Job Family: Medical Educator Cluster: Healthcare
Certified Nursing Assistant instructors Job Family: Medical Educator Cluster: Healthcare
Physician Assistant Job Family: Medical Cluster: Healthcare

 

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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Salary Range: $42,000-$77,000
Education offered at: UNCG-JSNN (MSN, Cert), WSSU (MSN)
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