Nurse Practitioners And The Professional Field For Nurses Essay

1116 Words Oct 17th, 2015 null Page
“To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; is to be a nurse,” said Rawsi Williams, a registered RN. This quote completely captures the duties and responsibilities it takes to be in a healthcare profession. Like many healthcare occupations, nurse practitioners provide ‘patient-centered, accessible, high-quality health care’ (NP Public Awareness). They learn their roles by practicing in education facilities before heading out to the real world where everything they have learned helps to save people’s lives. Now achieving doctorate degrees, nurse practitioners are slowly widening the professional field for nurses everywhere by continuing to maintain contact with patients with an education level as high as physicians. Nurse practitioners work with nurses to provide the best care for their patients using their ongoing education, the skills they’ve learned, and by following standard practices and ethical standards. As a nurse practitioner, you are required to have a certain level of education. To become a nurse practitioner, you first must have a BSN, an RN, and a particular score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (Nurse Practitioner License). You also must have either a master 's degree, a post master’s, or a doctorate in nursing, although there is a movement coming in 2015 that all nurse practitioners must have a doctorate. There is no licensure like the NCLEX (which all nurses must pass in…

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