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Nurse Practitioner Career

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We have provided a variety of information on the career of a Nurse Practitioner. We hope this information will be useful and informative and teach you about the exciting world of NP Nursing. See listing below of jobs for Nurse Practitioners.

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Nurse Practitioner


What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Job Title


Nurse Practitioner or ARNP, APRN, CRNP, CANP or CPNP

Job Description



NPs are advanced practice nurses who provide high-quality healthcare services similar to those of a doctor. NPs diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems. They work in all areas of medicine and in a wide variety of health care settings.

NPs provide many types of services, such as:
• Order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests
• Diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions
• Prescribe medications and other treatments
• Manage patients' overall care
• Spend time counseling patients

For a more complete job role description go to AANP


Job Qualifications


In addition to the Master’s degree, nurse practitioners must also be licensed in the state in which they want to practice. Each state has different requirements, so you should check your local nursing organizations for more information about practicing in your state.

The clinical setting of employment will dictate what other credentials are required. For example, if you will be working in a critical care area BCLS, ACLS are required. If working in a pediatric environment then PALS would also be required.

Also some jobs may required a certain amount of clinical experience, while others are willing to train you.




American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program: Website provides all info pertaining to NP certification: fees, qualifications, application process, etc.


Among the initials used to designate NPs are:
ARNP Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
APRN Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
CRNP Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
CANP Certified Advanced Nurse Practitioner
CPNP Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner




American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP): AANP formed in 1985 to provide NPs with a unified way to network and advocate for NP issues and was the first national organization created for nurse practitioners of all specialties.


National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH): NPWH's mission is to assure the provision of quality health care to women of all ages by nurse practitioners.


National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP: NAPNAP is the professional association for PNPs and other advanced practice nurses who care for children. Established in 1973, NAPNAP has been actively advocating for children's health.


National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners: GAPNA (formerly NCGNP) was founded in 1981, by a small group of GNPs with the intention of offering the first continuing education conferences designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced practice nurses.


Job Search


Nurse Practitioner Jobs/Employment: Listing of NP jobs available in all 50 states. Excellent job resource.



NP Central: Website run by NPs for NPs.  Search NP jobs, healthcare, uniforms, just about anything related to NPs.


Official Publication


Academy of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP) : The Official Peer-Reviewed Publication of the AANP. Ranked in ISI.


Advance for Nurse Practitioners - on-line nurse practitioner journal.

Leading NP Books   Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Search for top rated books in the field of Nurse Practitioners.



If you would like to advance your nursing career, accredited online degree programs available. RN to PhDRN to MSNRN to BSN or LPN to ASN or BSN degree. 

    Nursing Degrees Online: List of Top Rate Accredited Schools that provide Nursing & Healthcare Degrees & certificates.
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National Dates


November 8-15 is National Nurse Practitioner Week.


May 6-12 National Nurses Week-Buy Nurse Practitioner Gifts


NP  Gifts


Nurse Practitioner Gifts: Remember our Nurse Practitioners. Cards and gifts designed to pay tribute to the hard work of NPs, everywhere, and commend them for a job well done. Buy all occasion gifts for Nurse Practitioners or NPs: NP mugs, NP tee shirts, NP tote bags, NP teddy bears, NP stickers.


NP Poetry


Nurse Practitioner Poem: Tribute to a Nurse Practitioner


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