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10 Hottest Nursing Specialties for 2010

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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.

Average Annual Salary for 2010
$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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