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Nurse Practitioner

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What does a Nurse Practitioner do?

Nurse practitioners are advanced practice nurses that help with all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatments, and consultations, and may work in both inpatient and outpatient situations. Nurse practitioners perform important tasks like educating patients about preventative care and prescribed treatments. Nurse practitioners may order tests, conduct physicals, and serve as a patient’s primary healthcare provider, and some are able to prescribe medications.

What do I need to get a Nurse Practitioner job?

Coppin State offers a certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner for those who’ve completed an MS program in Nursing.  Refer to the Registered Nurse articulation information.

What is the median salary of a Nurse Practitioner?

  • $102,100 per year
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