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6 Advantages of Becoming a Nurse Practitioner

16 ADVANTAGES OF BECOMING A NURSE PRACTITIONER Nurses are at the front lines of health care, providing quality service and compassionate care to a diverse range of people. Making the investment in a Master's in Nursing (MSN) to become a Nurse Practitioner (NP) can enable you to provide even better care in a more empowered role. ΒΕTTER ΡAΥ $66,667 $91,790 That's over a $25,000 increase! NEW OPPORTUNITIES You can also branch out into: Family health (48.3% of NPs) Women's health (9%) Teaching Adult health (19.3%) Explore New Specializations As an NP, you can explore Pediatric (8.5%) your passions in health care by specializing in: Health care research Acute care (8.6%) And more, including subspecialties! Administration GREATER AUTONOMY Work completely independent of a doctor in *16 STATES • and Washington DC As an NP, you are able to work autonomously or in collaboration with a doc Gain more responsibility and control over the health care process. Many NPs are already running their own clinics. There are around Americans make over 68% 600 MILLION 250 of NPs practice in at least one primary care site. health clinics in the U.S. run exclusively by NPs. visits to NPs each year ABILITY TO GIVE MORE COMPREHENSIVE CARE The NP can provide health care services beyond those provided by RNSS. The NP can: NPs can also spend more time with Educate and counsel patients on disease prevention and lifestyle patients and learn about them. Diagnose and treat conditions and injuries Manage overall patient care 80% 50% 80% of patients felt that their NP always listened carefully, as opposed to 50% of physicians' patients. Prescribe medication Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests and treatments HIGHER DEMAND By 2020, there will be an estimated shortage of over 45,000 Due to an aging population and a higher number of insured people, primary care providers. there are no longer enough primary care providers to go around. NPs' ability to give high-quality, low-cost care means that they will be ideally positioned to succeed in the coming years, including as primary care providers. Low-income primary care patients rated their satisfaction 10-year job growth (2006-2016) is projected at 9.8 out of 10 Q 10 Nurse Practitioners' rating 23% 118 In a review of 118 studies over 18 years, it was found that NPs were better than doctors at controlling blood glucose and lipid levels, as well as at many aspects of birthing. There were no studies aspects of care in which they provided less satisfactory care than doctors. 7.2 out of 10 Physicians' rating MAKE A DIFFERENCE Service Rural/Low-income Areas The health care system often leaves out those most in need. 90% O 28% of physicians work in urban areas. of primary care NPs work in rural areas. NPs can act as the primary care providers for those who would otherwise go without health care. Portion of NPs who see patients covered by the following programs: Medicare 87% Medicaid 84% Patient Advocate NPs can provide the extraordinary service of advocating for their patients. Focus on Prevention and Well-Being NPs focus on: Explaining treatment options and complex terms. A Holistic health, including disease prevention A Health education Counseling Working with the community and family members to ensure the best care. This leads to less cost to both the patient and the medical system. Nurse practitioners are ideally suited for the developing health care climate, and can provide the best care possible for many people. If you're interested in enhancing your career and improving your community, check out the online Master of Science in Nursing at Ohio University. SOURCES:

6 Advantages of Becoming a Nurse Practitioner

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Nurses are at the front lines of health care, providing quality service and compassionate care to a diverse range of people.


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