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Nurse Practitioners

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

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Skills Needed

78%

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

78%

Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

78%

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

78%

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

78%

Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

78%

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

75%

Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

75%

Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

72%

Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

72%

Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

72%

Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

69%

Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

69%

Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

60%

Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

60%

Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.

6%

Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.

56%

Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

56%

Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

56%

Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

53%

Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

53%

Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

50%

Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

50%

Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

47%

Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

35%

Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

35%

Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

22%

Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

22%

Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

22%

Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

19%

Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

19%

Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

16%

Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

0%

Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

0%

Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

0%

Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

Wages

This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.

 
  • Lower Income Salary $86k
  • Median Income Salary$105k
  • Upper Income Salary $132k

Employment Projections for this Job

 

Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

  • Recommended years of math:
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  • Recommended years of science:
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Degree Levels Offered

    • Adult Geron Acute Care AGCert
    • Nursing Practice DNP(from MSN)
    • Nursing Practice DNP(from BSN)

Links to Schools and Programs

Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

  • 9

    Doctoral Degree (academic)

  • 1

    Post Master's Certificate