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Nurse practitioner salary




One of the oldest professions in the medical field is nursing which involves care and
selfle...
$105,000 whereas the specialized nurse practitioner salary differs. The salary of
different nursing specializations is as ...
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The Nurse Practitioner Salary

  1. 1. Nurse practitioner salary One of the oldest professions in the medical field is nursing which involves care and selfless service to treat the sick and the disabled. Those who are interested in doing humanitarian work are the right candidates for this profession. It gives an inner satisfaction and responsibility for making a sick person feel better and return to normal condition. There are different types of nursing careers. One of them is the nurse practitioner which involves high education qualification in nursing. One who has completed a master’s degree in nursing, specialized in any filed and registered by the nursing boards is considered to be a qualified nurse practitioner. In order to become a nurse practitioner one has to be a registered nurse for which one should have completed diploma in nursing as well as hands on experience in treating chronically ill patients. The duration of the degree program is about four years apart from the training period. The job of a nurse practitioner includes examining, training and diagnosing patients with the physicians, prescribing the required drugs for the patients, advising physical therapy to the patients when necessary, advising on prenatal and child care, assisting physicians in surgeries, maintaining the medical history of the patient, conducting medical tests and educating patients on their disease. The salary of nurse practitioners vary based on many factors, one of the main factors being specialization. The are many specializations like psychiatric nurse practitioner, hospital nurse practitioner, critical care nurse dental hygienist assistant training, Physician assistant nurse practitioner, correction facility nurse practitioner and certification for pharmacy technician. The basic annul salary of a nurse practitioner is
  2. 2. $105,000 whereas the specialized nurse practitioner salary differs. The salary of different nursing specializations is as follows. The annual salary of a psychiatric nurse practitioner is about $85,000, nurse practitioners physician assistant is about $80,000, Critical care nurse practitioner is $115,000, hospital nurse practitioner is $93,000, dental hygiene assistant is about $55,000 and pediatric nurse practitioner is about $95,000. However the above mentioned salary varies based on the experience of each individual.

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