The year 2011 has seen 140,000 practicing nurse practitioners in the United States alone, with 9,000 more expected to enter the work force (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners a, 2010). With statistics demonstrating great expectations of growth in the field, a great outlook of future jobs is insight for students. Education The education of a nurse practitioner includes a graduate program after completion of a certified nursing program. Most graduate programs present its graduates with a master’s degree, but as competition continues to rise, more schools are now presenting doctoral degrees. A NP program teaches students the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for national certification in the field.
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