Nurse Practitioner Jobs

Nurse practitioners are advanced registered nurses educated and trained to provide health promotion and maintenance through the diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and chronic condition. According to the International Council of Nurses, an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) is “a registered nurse who has acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context and/or country in which s/he is credentialed to practice. A master’s degree is recommended for entry level.”

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Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary: Nurse Practitioners in the United States pull down an average of $91K annually. Incomes of Nurse Practitioners vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $14K cause paychecks to spread between $74K on the low end and $121K on the high end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Roughly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Nurse Practitioners claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Nurse Practitioners far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale’s salary questionnaire.

Top 4 Tips for Nursing Job Hunters

Research and prepare your profile. Develop a contact network. Set your bar high and work to achieve it.Choose the best partner for your career advancement. Developed by industry experts, consists of innovative tools and practical guidance for career enhancement strategies. [read more]


The Facts about your Nursing Career

World Ware 1 Red Cross Nursing JobsThough often working collaboratively, nurses do not simply “assist” physicians and other health care providers. Instead, they practice independently within their own defined scope of practice. Nursing Jobs range from direct patient care to case management, establishing nursing practice standards, developing quality assurance procedures, and directing complex nursing care systems. [read more]


Growing Healthcare Industry creates Nursing Career Paths

Projections for healthcare jobs are above average for the next few years. If you have been contemplating a career in nursing or the healthcare field, or are looking to advance your current healthcare career, the time is right. [read more]


Landing your dream job

You’ve just reached a new milestone—your first nursing degree after completing your first nursing education program. Now you’re ready to land that
dream nursing job. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? You know a great nursing job is out there, available and waiting for you. It’s just a matter of having a strategic plan to find – and snag that nursing job. This article describes important steps for helping you do that:

  • writing your résumé.
  • finding job openings.
  • completing the job application.
  • sailing through the job interview.

As you pursue your dream job, you need to build a professional network of colleagues from previ- ous workplaces, peers from your nursing-degree program, nursing faculty and mentors, your college alumni association or university career center, and fellow members of professional nursing organizations. Also, you may benefit from sessions with a certified life coach who can guide you in making important career decisions and support you in designing a career map. [read more]


15 Great Cities For Nurses with the Highest Paying Jobs

In compiling this list of Nursing Jobs with the Highest Paying Jobs, a calculation is done of the average hourly salary for registered nurses in the US from 2015 thru 2016 by metropolitan area and adjusted the annual salaries based on cost of living. The numbers used were those published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The city that offers the best wages and standard of living costs, according to the data, was Fresno, California. In that city of roughly half a million, a nurse can expect $81,344 in annual pay, adjusted for cost of living. [read more]

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