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Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners provide basic preventive health care to patients, and increasingly serve as primary and specialty care providers in mainly medically underserved areas. The most common areas of specialty for nurse practitioners are family practice, adult practice, women’s health, pediatrics, acute care, and gerontology; however, there are many other specialties. In most states, nurse practitioners can prescribe medications.


Median Annual Salary


$77,886


Educational Requirements


Master’s Degree in a clinical specialty; some NPs also complete post-master’s certificate programs requiring two years of additional training.


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Related Organizations


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners


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    over 5 years ago

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    over 5 years ago

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    Kayelee, I have been a RN for 15 years and now working as a new NP for a little over 1 year. Please do NOT accept any NP jobs under 70,000. We must raise the bar and set higher standards of compensation. We have valuable teaching and nursing knowledge. And we need to be compensated for all. The Best of Luck on your search for a job as a Nurse Practitioner.

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    kayelee

    over 5 years ago

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    I had to revisit this article because during my first post I left off a lot of valueable information. I have recently finished the NP program at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee. I will soon set national certification boards. I am surprised at the median starting salary as in the Tallahassee area I am not finding that to be the rate, I have been offered several positions with a salary of ranging from 50-62,000, I have been informed that I should have accepted at least one of the positions but I refuse to sell myself and my skills short, I have been an RN for 13 years and have had the advantage of making the offered salary at bedside therefore I remain commited to not accepted a position until the minimum offered is 70,000 with other added beneifts.

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    over 5 years ago

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    kayelee

    over 5 years ago

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    about 6 years ago

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    Why does a CRNA make more than a NP? Isnt a NP a higher level of Nursing than a CRNA? NP seems to be almost a doctor to me prescribe meds and have own practice that pay sucks NP pay is close to RN pay.

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    I really enjoy readinging this site. I am thinking about going into nursing but I am a little unsure if I want to put myself through the intense program. Also, my niece has a BS in nursing, failed the N-clex in AR and has waited a little to late after moving to IL to pursue re-taking the N-clex. Is there anyone out there that can guide her as to "what to do next" if she desires to fulfill her nursing interest. Will she have to retake all of her science courses. Please Help!

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