Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

By Sarah Peterson

What is a nurse practitioner?

Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses that serve as a primary health care provider,

Their work ranges from infants to young adults.

They are able to diagnose illnesses, conduct exams, and under certain circumstances prescribe medication.

Will most likely work in Hospitals, Physician's offices, or a personal clinic.

You can earn up to $63k-$85k a year.

Job Characteristics:

Patient

Structured

Loving/nurturing

Personable

Passionate

How to become a Nurse Practitioner:

Receive: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Pass: National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)

Receive: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Receive: Board certification in pediatrics through Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Become: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP)

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Interview:

What is your typical hours during a week?

I work about 50 hours, no days off. 40 hours with patients and 10 hours on call, answering emails, sending letters, etc.

Do is the most rewarding part about your job?

-The kids, I love getting to work with them and see them grow up into young adults.

What's your least favorite part about your job?

-Insurance Companies


Doctor George MacAnelly

"Treat the child, not the parent."