Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.Also known as:
Nurse Practitioner, Adult, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Adult Nurse Practitioner
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Doctoral or professional degree
Some college, no degree
High school diploma or equivalent
Less than high school diploma
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Independence in their jobs.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
This Occupation is a part of STEM Occupations.
Description: This occupation is a STEM career. That means it is heavy on Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics.
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