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The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner

THE RISE of the NURSE PRACTITIONER What is the history of this particular career? What does a Nurse Practitioner do? How has demand changed over the years? What are the benefits of becoming a Nurse Practitioner? HISTORY When and why Nurse Practitioners got their start. 1965 1977 First Nurse Practitioner program Nurse Practitioner Certification developed by the American Nurses Association' started at the University of Colorado •Created to help meet the growing demand for basic pediatric care 1973 65 NP programs have been created PROFILE How many are out there? What do they do and where do they work? Average work week: 9% of men in the nursing field are NPs? 44.2 HOURS 79.7% of their time providing patient care and charting patient care information Highest of all nursing fields 88% have a graduate degree in nursing OVER $85,025 TWO-THIRDS average full-time salary of NPs specialize in primary care All 50 states allow NPs to write prescriptions 90% REPORT MODERATE TO HIGH JOB SATISFACTION NURSE PRACTITIONERS TODAY The number of NPs is slated to keep growing. 158,348 2.7 MILLION NPs in 2008 registered nurses in the US 6% of all nurses in US 92 in 32STATES DNP programs and the District of Columbia Less than 1% of nurses have a doctoral degree 2010 - 2011: 7.6% rolment increase 1 20.6% increase in Doctor of Nursing Practice program enrollment NPs ACCOUNT FOR 19% OF ALL PRIMARY CARE IN US FUTURE OF THE NURSE PRACTITIONER This highly sought-after profession will need to grow fast to meet increasing demand. By 2015 all new NPs will need to be trained at the doctorate level as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. 104 new DNP programs are in the process of being developed NEED TO DOUBLE CURRENT NUMBER OF NPS BY 2020 Estimated shortage of 140,000 primary care doctors by 2025". NPs are qualified to fulfill this role! $141K ] Average student debt for Primary Care Physicians $64K ] Average student debt for NPS® f you enjoy working hands-on with patients in a primary care environment, but can do without the med school debt of a PCP, consider becoming a Nurse Practitioner. ''s.ppt P SOURCES ' 4 202010%20Brief,pdf * ? " 20Files/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing/Nursing%20Education%202010% 20Brief.pdf

The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner

shared by CLotus on May 06
The need for Nurse Practitioners is constantly growing. In the infographic below, learn about the growth of the profession, and why online DNP programs are becoming even more important.


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