If you are looking for a great career then nurse practitioner employment is just for you. Anything in health care is in high demand and for most careers that demand is growing larger, including nurse practitioners. Choosing a career path as a nurse practitioner has many benefits including; a great salary, job security, and the good feeling of knowing you are helping people everyday you go to work. Among those benefits already listed there are a few more such as, good working hours.
As a nurse practitioner you will often work in a doctors office or clinic and only be required to do 40 hours mostly between 8-5, but possibly as early as 7 or as late as 8, depending on the office or clinic. You will also be in a career that many people value and seek to find love with those who are in it, so you may find yourself a hot item at a party or club.
Now you may be wondering what will be required of you in nurse practitioner employment. First you must understand that to practice as a nurse practitioner you must become registered, to do this you will take a test and if you pass become registered in that state. Each state has it’s own rules but you are usually given the option to take the test 2-3 times before needed to go back to school for more study.
The test to become registered is difficult but most do pass once the have finished the required schooling. So now you probably want to know what the required schooling is. You will need to go to school and first become a registered nurse. This is done but obtain a bachelors and then taking a state test to become registered. Then you will return to school and obtain a Master’s degree in nursing. Once you have the Master’s you will take a state exam and become registered so you may start practicing medicine.
If you would like nurse practitioner employment then you may also want to consider going into a specialty. For instance you can become a pediatric NP, where you might work at a pediatricians office, psychiatric NP, where you might find yourself working with people who have mental disabilities, or a family NP, geriatric NP, acute care NP, or a certified nurse midwife. The list goes on and on, but you could find yourself in whatever situation you find most appealing.
If you are looking to get into nurse practitioner employment, then it has never been easier. There are countless online programs that offer degrees, or also many local colleges that have evening classes.
The benefits of being a nurse practitioner are numerous, including; a salary around 90,000-120,000 plus possible bonuses, life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance, and since you will work for someone you usually do not have to pay your own malpractice insurance because your employer will. However, some employers will negotiate paying you more if you purchase your own malpractice insurance.