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NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :

• Minimum Education required
Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
Professional Organization
Nurse Practitioner As healthcare providers of choice for millions of patients , nurse practitioners ( NPs ) provide primary , acute and specialty healthcare to patients of all ages . They assess patients , order and interpret diagnostic tests , make diagnoses , and initiate and manage treatment plans , including prescribing medications .
• BSN and MSN
• Registered Nurse Practitioner Board Certification exam in your specialty area
• Several years of experience as Nurse Practitioners ( varies depending on specialty )
CRNP ( also varies depending on specialty – see http :// bit . ly / MlEJOY )
• Hospitals , physician ’ s office , urgent care , retail clinics , private practice
• American Association of Nurse Practitioners ( www . aanp . org )
• Resources : “ The Primary Care Providers of the Future ” By R . Zakhari ( Vol 58 , No 1 – January 2011 ) Read at http :// bit . ly / 2kcMyuM
Nurse Researcher Improve health care services and the field of nursing through research by constructing and implementing studies ( includes drafting grant proposals to conduct studies ), collecting data and reporting on findings .
• BSN and MSN , or PhD ( PhD often required )
• Research organizations , labs , universities
• National Institute of Nursing Research ( www . ninr . nih . gov )
• Resources : “ Have You Considered a Career as a Researcher & Scholar in Nursing ” By Amber Brown and Carol A . Fetters Andersen ( Vol 53 , No 1 – January 2006 ) Read at http :// bit . ly / 1eL85gh
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