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Why Choose a Nurse Practitioner Career?

Why Choose a Nurse Practitioner Career?

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Nurse practitioners continue to be among the most desirable fields in healthcare. Not only do they make a tangible difference in the lives of their patients, nurse practitioners also enjoy competitive salaries and generous benefits.

According to Clinical Advisor’s 2023 Salary Survey, the salaries for nurse practitioners (NPs) continued an upward trend, reflecting a steady increase in wages. Approximately half of survey respondents reported earning more in 2023 compared with the previous fiscal year. According to the Salary Survey, the average salary for NPs was $124,131.

Nurse practitioners are the backbone of patient-centered care. They build strong relationships with their patients, providing not just medical treatment but also emotional support during challenging times. Nurse practitioners can work in a variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals and clinics to schools and private practices. This flexibility allows you to tailor your career to your interests and passions, whether that's pediatrics, geriatrics, women's health, or any other specialty. And, the demand for nurse practitioners is growing. With an aging population and increased access to healthcare services, nurse practitioners are playing a pivotal role in bridging the gap between patient needs and the available healthcare resources. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for nurse practitioners is projected to grow much faster than average.

If you’re a nurse who is ready to take the next step in your career, now may be a great time to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner.

The Graduate School at Cedarville University offers online, Christian Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs with tracks in family nurse practitionerpediatric nurse practitioner, and adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. New cohorts begin in August, January, and May, and applications are reviewed and accepted year-round. 

*This blog was written with assistance from ChatGPT.

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