What are the typical nurse practitioner specialties being pursued today

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Graduates of nurse practitioner educational programs have begun to choose specialties in which they want to focus their professional careers upon. Out of all the primary specialty choices normally facing medical school graduates as they begin their career as doctors, the ones that have seen the least amount of growth in recent years are pediatric, neonatal and general family practitioners.family nurse practitioner, pediatric nursing practitioner

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What are the typical nurse practitioner specialties being pursued today

  1. 1. What are the typical nurse practitioner specialties being pursued today?
  2. 2. Graduates of nurse practitioner educational programs have begun to choose specialties in which they want to focus their professional careers upon.Out of all the primary specialty choices normally facing medical school graduates as they begin their career as doctors, the ones that have seen the least amount of growth in recent years are pediatric, neonatal and general family practitioners.
  3. 3. With more doctors setting their sights on research, filling the gaps with nurse practitioner specialties driven staff has been proven to increase patient care, without sacrificing any quality by doing so.
  4. 4. Popular nurse practitioner specialties While a considerable number of nurse practitioner graduates continue to turn their careers towards research, the appeal of being able to continue what they have learned in their nursing experience before gaining their doctorate is irresistible for some.
  5. 5. Those whose passion involves children, the family and helping patients fight off the horrible diseases that ravage our world, has led them to return to their roots, and continue the work that started them on their chosen path.
  6. 6. Pediatric nursingThe pediatric nursing practitioner has made the use of family clinics, as opposed to large and impersonal hospitals, a more popular choice for families all over the country. Just like pediatricians, these specialists can take care of the medical concerns for children and young adults, while offering health counseling to their families as well.
  7. 7. They are in the unique position of having seen both sides of the patient-doctor relationship when it comes to treating children, and are often more compassionate to a family’s concerns than those who haven’t would be.
  8. 8. Neonatal nursingWorking in the neonatal unit can be one of the most heartbreaking experiences that anyone in the healthcare field can endure. When a nurse practitioner chooses to specialize in this field, it is because they feel a deeper calling, one that drives them to research, investigate and demand answers about issues that cause the mortality rate of babies to rise.
  9. 9. They have also become advocates of women’s health, especially when it affects prenatal care, and will often work in clinics devoted to caring for those who do not have access to regular care, or insurance.
  10. 10. Family nurse practitionerThe field of family nurse practitioner can be a deceiving field to title, at first, because the opportunities that exist within it can actually present even more specialties for the nurse practitioner to consider. Some take on positions in much the same way that the traditional General Practice doctor did, treating entire families for their everyday ills and complaints.
  11. 11. Still others will focus on particular aspects of family health care, like pediatrics, gerontology and physical rehabilitation, while still operating their general practices. Still others will turn to research opportunities within this widening field of specialization.
  12. 12. Subjects like autism, pediatric oncology, immunology, and mental health rehabilitation are some of the study opportunities doctoral candidates pursue before obtaining their nurse practitioner licensing. Once in practice, their contributions can be found in research groups, experimenting with treatment changes and new medications. http://www.nursepractitionercareerinformation.com

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