Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
By Sarah Peterson
What is a nurse practitioner?
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.
How to become a Nurse Practitioner:
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)
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?
"Dr. McAnelly II, Pediatrics Specialist, Coppell, TX." Healthgrades. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2014. <http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-george-mcanelly-2pgxf>.