Being A Nurse Practitioner: A Career As A Career

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1 I had a babysitting job over the summer. It truly wasn’t a job at all because the kids were absolutely wonderful. Their mom was taking summer classes to get her nurse practitioner license. I was curious to see just exactly what a nurse practitioner was, so I researched and found out. “Nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), provide and coordinate patient care and they may provide primary and specialty health care (Nurse practitioners).” I was very interested in finding out more about this career. I thought, “Maybe this is what I want to do for the rest of my life!”
6 There are many programs and schooling available for nurse practitioners. Some High School programs you could take are Anatomy and
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Some of the more advanced work activities are: “analyzing patients ' medical histories, symptoms, and test results to determine the best diagnosis; prescribing medications based on a patient 's condition, age, weight, and gender; counsel patients about medications; perform routine physical examinations while treating minor wounds and injuries; refer patients to medical specialists; keep up to date on the latest advancements in medicine by reading research, talking to colleagues, and attending medical conferences (Nurse practitioner).” 7 I’m sure that sounds like a lot of information that’s hard to understand, I barely understand it myself, but I know I can apply myself in college to find out the information I need to know to be successful. Of course you can work daily routine visits as a family nurse or pediatric nurse and work your way up the scale to be able to diagnose certain patients with the appropriate procedures. It sounds like a lot of work but the feeling of sending a patient home healthy after a long battle is …show more content…
“They stand and sit for long periods of time; use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls; speak clearly so listeners can understand; understand the speech of another person; and see details of objects that are less than a few feet away (Nurse practitioner).” 12 They would have to be immune to diseases, because they will be around them all day. Wearing gloves and masks over their face will help cut out some harmful viruses, but not all of them. It is very important for doctors, nurses or anyone working in a hospital to wash their hands carefully. Taking the right precautions can save you some time and money for your own doctor

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