Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners are one of four classifications of advanced practice nurses (APNs). APNs are registered nurses who have advanced training and education. This training enables them to carry out many of the responsibilities traditionally handled by physicians. Some nurse practitioners specialize in a certain field, such as pediatrics, oncology, critical care, or primary care. The most common specialty is a family nurse practitioner who usually serves community-based health clinics.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Master's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Scientific
  • Teaching
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Social
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required