How to become a nurse practitioner
by Clare Kaufman | June 4, 2012
Want to do good and be rewarded for it? Nurse practitioners bring together compassionate nursing and expert primary care. And NPs 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.