Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, And Nurse Practitioners

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The career I chose is a nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioners are advanced degree nurses who perform the same functions of a normal nurse and some functions of a primary doctor (“Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners”, 2014). They mostly work in an indoor environment, working either in front of a computer to do their paperwork, and their physical work includes walking around a lot, bending over, and lifting heavy objects to people (Career Information Center, 2014, pg 197). They are also able to work flexible shift depending on their location (Career Information Center, 2014, pg 197). They are able to perform, order, and analyze a diagnostic test, and give physical exams (“Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners”,…show more content…
In addition, they also diagnose and prescribes treatments and medication, are able to get advice from other health care professionals, and are trained to handle medical equipment (“Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners”, 2014).To be a nurse practitioner, many skills are required. A nurse practitioner needs to be a leader, work with others, have sympathy, likes to figure out problems , think critically, have good communication skills, and being resourceful (“Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners”, 2014). They must gain experience as working as nurse for a few years (“Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners”, 2014).The top organizations for nurse practitioners are American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCBSN) (Career Information Center, 2014,

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