Nurse Practitioner

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Nurse Practitioner

Bernavela Oviedo

Miami Dade Community College Medical Center Campus



The report covers the main aspects of Nurse Practitioners. The report covers the nursing Job Description, Education and Certification, Employment, Professional Activities. Further, it emphasizes on the future of the nursing practitioner as an influencing career. Finally, the report focuses on the jobs availability and future prospects of nursing practitioner.

Nurse Practitioner

Nursing focuses on the health care of individuals, communities, and families so as they can recover and maintain optimal healthy life. Nursing practice is normally related to those patients who are suffering from long-term and acute diseases, illness or for those who require surgery, adult nurses usually works for young adults and older people. Nurse Practitioner is a superior practice registered nurse who have qualified or attained a Nurse Practitioner education, mainly level of master's degree (Buppert, 2011, p.1-6).

Career of being a nurse holds many roles and responsibilities. Nurses have to work closely with the physician are the essential part of the healthcare team. They have to administer the entire doctor's prescriptions on an on-going basis; perform treatments and examine them; and support the patients with care through the period of recovery and therapies. This career demands more interaction with the patients than a doctor has, patients have to be put at ease and assist them in their recovery and well-being (Mason, 2011, p.169). One can choose their career path amongst the mentioned category in future. It is expected nurses amongst all these categories will flourish in their career.



Intensive care



Obstetrics and Gynecology

Humanitarian missions

The education programs for the Nurse Practitioners and all the further practices of nursing must have the accreditation standards. The graduates should have passed program of certificate that is administered by one of the given few bodies:

The National Certification Corporation for the Gynecological/Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing Specialties,

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC),

The Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists,

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and

The National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NCBPNP/N).

The process of being a nurse includes a two-year diploma or a bachelor degree. Then passing is a must for National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses or for Practical Nurses. Furthermore, minimum education required is master's level in some organizations. For the education path, Nurse Practitioners could go for the BSN (Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing, diploma, and ADN (associate degree in nursing) that are offered by the universities and colleges, which usually takes about 4 years to complete. Junior and community colleges offer ADN programs that take about 2 to 3 years. Diploma programs are usually conducted by the hospitals that last about 3 years to complete (Mundinger and Kane, 2000, p.283).

The three distinctive paths of education given to nursing are a bachelor's degree, an associate degree, and a diploma from an approved nursing program. Nurses most frequently enter the profession by finishing a bachelor's degree or associate degree program. Individuals are then required to complete a national licensing assessment in order to get a nursing license. Advanced practice nurses—clinical nurse specialists, nurse ...
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