The Story Of My Career As A Nurse Practitioner

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The Story of My Search When thinking of a career I would enjoy, I kept my interests and hobbies in mind. Through life I have developed an interest for helping people, and a career as a Nurse Practitioner will allow me to do so. From going to mission trips and assisting children to lending a hand at the local nursing homes, I knew a career in the medical field was where I needed to be. To begin my research about the career of a Nurse Practitioner, I looked for information on the Choices 360 website. Then I continued my research to the website. Finally, to conclude my inspection of the career, I interviewed Daniel Eddings who is currently attending school to become a Nurse Practitioner. By exploring these two websites and performing an interview, I have gained mounds of information about this …show more content…

A Nurse Practitioners (NP) is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who has additional responsibilities for administering patient care than Register Nurses ( Nurse Practitioners analyze and interpret patients’ histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses (Choices 360). They also can prescribe medications to patients according to their diagnoses and can recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks. Nurse Practitioners work an average of forty hours a week, but travel is very rare for them. Cardiology Nurse Practitioners and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners are related occupations similar to Nurse Practitioner. A Cardiology Nurse Practitioner tends to patients with heart conditions and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners give medical care to newborns that are premature oar have other problems, such as low birth weight. After researching the working conditions of a Nurse Practitioner and related jobs, I began to research the outlook for the career as Nurse Practitioner along with the estimated salary (Choices

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